Supreme Court rules employment tribunal fees to be unlawful
The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful.... [read more...
Equal pension rights for same-sex couples
Same-sex marriage has been legal in Britain since 2014, but inequality in marriage still hasn’t been completely eliminated. However, there was a big step forward on this front today as the Supreme Court ruled in favour of John Walker, a retired gay man... [read more...
Employment tribunals – will Matthew Taylor’s review help?
Employment and the world of work is a hot topic for public debate at the moment – and today, the talk is all focused on Matthew Taylor’s report into improving working practices, fittingly titled ‘Good Work’. So should we be saying ‘good work’... [read more...
Where next for Bristol’s gig economy?
The government’s U-turn today on national insurance rises announced last week will no doubt go down well with the business community. Much has been made of the impact on self-employed workers and their families, particularly around London. But while... [read more...
Employment law for employers: what’s changing in 2017?
With employment law legislation changing with such regularity, it can be difficult for business owners to keep up-to-date with the latest developments. Let’s be honest, keeping on top of what is new in employment law can be a challenge. But with a number... [read more...
Half of all women ‘sexually harassed at work’
Research by the TUC suggests that more than half of women have experienced some form of sexual harassment at work. In most cases the perpetrator was male with one in five women (17%) reporting harassment by someone with authority over them.... [read more...
Britain’s 2025 economy to be driven by army of ‘grey go-getters’
Research conducted by Barcan+Kirby in our new Citizen 2025 white paper reveals leagues of skilled, experienced and flexible grey go-getters will be driving the British economy come 2025. Our figures reveal that 4.1m (56%) of those currently aged over 55... [read more...
Think your boss can’t read your Facebook messages? Think again.
Picture the scene: it’s 4 o’clock on a Friday afternoon in January. You’ve finished your report, made all your calls and finally cleared the last of the festive decorations from your desk. What to do in that last hour before the weekend? A glance... [read more...
Goodbye Compromise Agreements; hello Settlement Agreements
“Compromise Agreements" are now known as "Settlement Agreements" and are used to allow an employer and employee to terminate their employment relationship on agreed terms.... [read more...