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Published: 20th September 2017

Fudia Smartt reports on the Supreme Court decision in Walker v Innospec regarding same-sex couples and survivor pension rights.  This article was first published in Employment Law Journal (September 2017) and is available at Read the full article here.

Published: 14th July 2017

Author: Fudia Smartt In the Court of Appeal decision in Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood [2017] EWCA Civ 153, it was held that where a contract was silent on when notice served by an employer was deemed to take effect, the contractual notice only takes effect when the employee has personally taken […]

Published: 5th July 2017

Author: Holly Hobson (Née Rushton) Psychometric test found to be discriminatory; employers urged to consider recruitment process. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a job applicant with Asperger’s Syndrome suffered disability discrimination when she was required to sit a psychometric test as part of the recruitment process. In the recent case of Government […]

Published: 31st May 2017

  Author: Fudia Smartt Is it just us at Hine Legal who are suffering from political fatigue?  Over the last three years in the UK we have had a Scottish Referendum, a General Election in 2015 and the EU Referendum (Brexit) last June.  Therefore, when Theresa May called a snap General election on 18 April, […]

Published: 31st May 2017

Author: Jane Wheeler Background Significant changes in the political landscape provoke heated debate in the workplace.  Not only can this make for an unhappy working environment, but it can also trigger employment claims. Some of the themes to come out of the political debate (such as immigration) could trigger claims of discrimination and harassment because […]

Published: 31st May 2017

Guest article: A Matter of Trust – by Blaire Palmer Levels of trust in authority figures are at an all-time low. According to the Edelman Trust Barometer 2017, only 52% of people trust business, 43% trust the media and just 41% trust government. With an election fast approaching a big deciding factor for floating voters […]

Published: 28th April 2017

Author: Sadia Begum In light of the upcoming general election on 8 June 2017, parliament will be dissolving on 3 May 2017, after which no further legislation will be passed until after the election. Whilst essential government business will continue to be carried on during the 6 weeks of ‘purdah’ prior to the election, it […]

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