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    Are you entitled to later life health care?

    by Emma Rolfe | Jun 17, 2019 |
    Unfortunately many people do not realise that there is funding available for certain people who have what is described as a ‘primary health need’. This means that if somebody is assessed as having a primary health need then the NHS should meet the full cost of their care irrespective of that person’s means.
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  • Discrimination

    Increase in Compensation for Discrimination Cases

    by Philomena Price | May 28, 2019 |
    As an overview, compensation for discrimination cases can be claimed for; Loss of earnings; Injury to feelings; Damages for personal injury; and Aggravated damages. In extremely rare cases, employees may be awarded exemplary damages (also known as punitive damages). These damages are an amount in excess of the Claimant's loss and are used to deter similar behaviour by the employer in the future.
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  • Gender Pay gap

    Update on obligations on employers to report on the gender pay gap

    by Philomena Price | May 20, 2019 |
    The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 came into force on 6 April 2017 and imposes obligations on relevant employers to analyse their data and compile a report on their gender pay gap. These reports must be published on the employer’s public website and be submitted to the government.
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  • Female office worker

    Long-term PTSD is a disability

    by Carol Shaw | Apr 10, 2019 |
    In the recent case of Lamb v The Garrard Academy UKEAT/0042/18, according to the employment appeal tribunal, the tribunal erred in deciding that an employee with PTSD was not disabled until she had been suffering from the condition for a year.
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  • Gavel

    Employer policies and reasonable adjustments

    by Carol Shaw | Apr 10, 2019 |
    A recent employment appeal tribunal found that an employers own policies should be followed when they are deciding on what reasonable adjustments to make.
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  • Confidential envelope

    New restrictions on confidentiality clauses?

    by Philomena Price | Mar 15, 2019 |
    Confidentiality clauses (also referred to as Non-Disclosure Agreements or NDAs) are frequently included in settlement agreements and are often a crucial feature in the settlement of a claim. They can operate for the mutual benefit of both parties. Employees may consider that confidentiality is a price worth paying to avoid prolonged, uncertain and costly litigation and employers want to protect commercial interests and their reputation.
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  • Gavel

    Some New Limits to Tribunal Awards and Statutory Payments from April 2019

    by Philomena Price | Mar 14, 2019 |
    Following the 2019 Spring Statement, some New Limits to Tribunal Awards and Statutory Payments from April 2019
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    Open Justice v Right To Privacy

    by Carol Shaw | Feb 19, 2019 |
    The principle of open justice prevailed over right to privacy in the case of Ameyaw v PricewaterhouseCoopers Services Ltd, where an anonymity order for the publication of the judgment was denied under Rule 50 of the Employment Tribunal Rules (ETR).
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    Happy International Data Protection Day 2019

    by Rachael Eyre | Jan 28, 2019 |
    28th of January 2019 marks the first International Data Protection Day since GDPR came into force on 25th of May last year. It is a good time to look back and see how far your organisation has come, and what the future holds – you may still be on your journey to full compliance with GDPR, which is fine so long as you have a plan that you are working towards.
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  • National Living Wage

    Some Key Employment Announcements from the Autumn Budget 2018

    by Philomena Price | Nov 27, 2018 |
    The government is aiming to increase the NMW by up to 60% by 2020.The government and the Low Pay Commission (LPC) have been working closely and the recommendations of the LPC have been implemented relating to income.
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