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When can an employer be vicariously liable for the acts of their employee?

Gillian Markland
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A common principle of employment law is that employers can be held liable for the conduct of their employees.  However, a point of regular debate is when this liability arises, especially in the case of horseplay at work.  This was recently...

Annual update to Statutory Payments

Gillian Markland
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With the start of a new tax year comes the annual increases to various statutory payments. Between 1 and 6 April 2022, a number of payment increases will come into force and we have highlighted some of the most important ones for employers to be aware of. ...

Rooney v Leicester City - this one is about menopause discrimination, not football

Gillian Markland
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Even though more and more women over 50 make up our workforce, there is still a lack of understanding as to how menopause affects an employee experiencing it. The recent case of Rooney v Leicester City Council demonstrated how the effects of menopause could...

Are you paying your staff the correct minimum wage?

Gillian Markland
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Most employers would assume their staff are being paid National Minimum Wage (NMW). However, a key concern of the NMW arises from the deductions that employers make when calculating their workers’ wages, as this can leave a worker with pay that is...

How do I ensure I protect my LGBTQ employees against discrimination?

Gillian Markland
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Media discussions of discrimination towards LGBTQ individuals have raised many queries on how such intolerance can be combatted, especially in the workplace. Currently, LGBTQ people are protected from discrimination under either ‘sexual...

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