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A local fight against the employment rights of agency workers

Basic employment rights are being denied to workers through the ruthless exploitation of agency workers. Minimum wage, holiday pay and the Agency Workers Regulations have been ignored as a result of poor legislation and inadequate policing. This bad conduct seems to have become the norm in the recruitment industry, and agencies which choose to veto […]

Employment Equal Pay

Future changes to zero-hour contracts

Zero-hour contracts have attracted headlines in the last couple of years, due to their remarkable increase that has flooded the employment market. According to the Office for National statistics, around one in fifty people in the UK were employed on a zero-hour basis in 2013. Whilst a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development […]


The future of obesity issues in the workplace

In December 2014, there was a tribunal case in the European courts involving a man who was dismissed because he was morbidly obese (Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund (C-354/13). The case attracted huge public interest and a debate ensued in the press. The case is without a doubt relevant to the prevalence of obesity within […]


The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

In an attempt to cut the burden of red tape on business, the government  has enacted the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.  The Act brings about a whole host of legislative changes across a broad spectrum of areas; nestled in amongst measures to introduce a Green Investment Bank and the creation of a new […]

Employment News

Religious Discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits, at Section 10, discrimination on the basis of a person’s religion or belief.  In general a person is prevented from discrimination if they have a clear structure and belief system.   Such a definition prevents spurious claims on the basis of pseudo religious practices.   The European Human Rights Commission […]

Discrimination Employment News

Employment Law Updates in 2013

So another year has passed by and with it came a whole host of new features to make the Employment solicitors scratch their heads try and work out how things work now. This article will be a quick run down of all the key employment law updates that have happened over the past 12 months […]

Employment News

Zero Hour Contracts will not be completely banned

Zero hour contracts are something of a thorn in the sides of the political parties at present with both the Tories and Labour making noises about them. However it does not seem like they are going to be removed any time soon. This is following an announcement from the Business Secretary Vince Cable. Vince Cable […]