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Immigration: What's new for EU nationals - an update on Brexit

Achieving “settled status” in the UK – phased roll-out expected In June 2018 the Government announced further details of the new “settled status” scheme for EU nationals. Whilst these still need to be approved by Parliament,...

GIR Practitioner's Guide to Global Investigation: Employee Rights: The UK Perspective

The second edition of  Global Investigations Review (GIR): Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations  has now been published. James Carlton, Sona Ganatra and David Murphy of Fox Williams’ dispute resolution and employment teams...

Investigating sexual harassment in the workplace: top tips for HR

The evidence given recently at the Women and Equalities Select Committee has emphasised the fact that there is a right way and a wrong way to deal with allegations of sexual harassment.  Whilst there are different ways of handling complaints, seeking to...

More than a thousand businesses miss gender pay gap deadline. Jane Mann quoted in HR Magazine

Head of Fox Williams' employment team Jane Mann quoted in HR Magazine. High proportion publish in final hours, revealing 78% of businesses have a gap in favour of men An estimated 1,500 businesses failed to publish their gender pay gaps by the...

Aron Pope quoted in Personnel Today: Employers should have legal duty to prevent sexual harassment

Aron Pope has been quoted in Personnel Today commenting on the recent recommendation from The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) that the Government places a legal duty on employers to take effective steps to prevent sexual harassment, and an...

Shared parental leave, paternity, maternity and pregnancy: How to avoid discrimination claims

HRLaw training webinar Thursday 15 March 2018: morning and afternoon sessions Employers are often aware of the legal rights relating to pregnancy and maternity, paternity and shared parental leave, yet recent research found that "one in five...

Recruitment - top tips for employers

Whilst nothing should prevent a business from hiring the best person for the job, recruitment can be a legal minefield for employers. This article highlights the potential pitfalls that an employer faces when it decides to recruit and considers the top...

Need to know guide: Extending the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to all financial services firms

The Financial Conduct Authority is changing how people working in financial services are regulated. The Approved Persons Regime is being replaced by the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) for all financial services firms, not just banks. This...

Private life at work: how far can an employee's right to privacy restrict your ability to investigate suspected misconduct at work?

A recent case before the European Court of Human Rights ( Barbulescu v Romania ) involved an employee who was dismissed for using his work computer to send personal messages to his brother and fiancée during work time. He was aware that personal use...

Ask Auntie: suspending an employee

Dear Auntie, I am a HR manager and we have an employee who has been accused of assaulting another member of staff at our Christmas party. I am proposing to suspend this employee immediately before commencing an investigation into the allegations. What are...
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