Employment

The Ministry of Justice has published statistics on the volume of employment tribunal claims during the last quarter, as well as its annual statistics for 2016/2017. What do these tell us? Fees still impacting on claims Employment tribunal fees (introduced in July 2013) remain a controversial issue. Some argue that they have helped to weed out nuisance claims,… Read more »

Employment

With a General Election taking place on 8 June 2017, continued uncertainty regarding the consequences of last year’s Brexit vote and the potential for a second independence referendum, politics is a hot topic. What are the workplace risks to be aware of? The Equality Act 2010 The Equality Act 2010 (‘the Act’) prohibits direct discrimination,… Read more »

Employment

The recent case of The Government Legal Service v Brookes is of particular interest to employers who use psychometric testing during the recruitment process. It is also a general reminder that applicants are protected against discrimination. The facts Ms Brookes has Asperger’s syndrome and applied to join the Government Legal Service (‘GLS’) as a trainee… Read more »

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