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Dec
13
Local council's move could hamper national house-building plans
Legal action taken by a district council in East Sussex, on environmental grounds, could have far-reaching consequences in relation to desperately needed housebuilding projects up and down the country.
Dec
12
All I want for Christmas is...to be ready for gender pay gap reporting!
You may be congratulating yourself on your early Christmas shopping and smugly admiring your perfectly wrapped presents but are you ready for that other important deadline?...Gender pay gap reporting!
Dec
07
Santa’s little bikers need safety advice under the tree to go with their new wheels
Children are cycling on our busy roads at a younger and younger age, many from five, according to new research from local child cyclist’s safety charity Cycle-Smart.
Dec
06
Why Data Protection is a Board level issue
GDPR – Less than 6 months to go......Why Data Protection is a Board level issue
Dec
04
Without prejudice, protected conversations and unfair dismissal
It has always been difficult for an employer to hold a genuine without prejudice discussion with an employee with whom they had no existing dispute which needed settling. This difficulty prompted the government to introduce legislation to allow pre-termination discussions. Pre-termination discussions if held within the confines of the relevant legislation and in accordance with the ACAS code of practice, cannot be referred to in unfair dismissal proceedings but can be taken into account in discrimination and breach of contract claims. However, can an employer ever reveal elements of a without prejudice or protected conversation in an unfair dismissal claim whilst still maintaining other elements? We report on a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case.
Nov
30
Burden of proof in discrimination cases
Earlier this year the EAT ruled in Efobi v Royal Mail that the way in which the Equality Act 2010 had been interpreted when considering the burden of proof in discrimination cases, was wrong...
Nov
30
Holiday pay - the saga continues
As we approach the shortest day and Christmas thoughts of holidays may seem a long way off. For employment lawyers and many businesses thoughts of holiday pay pose many difficult and problematic questions.
Nov
21
Boyes Turner corporate deals update
Sophie Payne writes about a number of corporate deals completed by Boyes Turner's M&A team over the last 9 months
Nov
21
Overage Clauses – absence of consistency leaves developers and landowners unsure of their position
Overage is a legal and procedural minefield so we make no apology for this note being longer than normal.
Nov
21
Sexual harassment at work – A major issue for employers
A recent BBC survey of more than 2000 people in Britain revealed that half of women and a fifth of men have been sexually harassed at work. Of those, 63% of the female victims did not report their harassment with the equivalent figure for men being 79%.

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