Protected rights in employment

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Post 1 October 2013 On 1 October 2013, section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) came into force. For workplace accidents occurring from...

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An employee intending to adopt a child under 18 may be eligible to take up to three different kinds of statutory leave: • ordinary and additional adoption leave •...

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Convention rights The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) came into force in October 2000 and aims to give effect to the rights contained in the European Convention on Human...

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STOP PRESS: On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. The full impact of Brexit...

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Having in place a well-thought-out and accessible structure on health and safety could help enable an organisation to ensure that it is managed effectively and...

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines stress as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them’. Stress is not...

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For full coverage of the substantive right to take shared parental leave, see Practice Notes: Shared parental leave (birth) and Shared parental leave...

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Employees are protected against dismissal and from suffering a detriment for reasons related to ordinary adoption leave (OAL) and additional adoption leave (AAL)....

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Employees are protected against dismissal and from suffering a detriment for reasons related to pregnancy, childbirth and maternity leave. Protection against detriment An...

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General duties under statute Section 172(1) of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) creates a general duty on a director to: ‘… act in the way he considers, in good faith,...

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STOP PRESS: The Sentencing Council has published offence specific guidelines for courts sentencing offences previously covered by a Definitive Guideline. The offence...

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UPDATE: On 18 September 2019 the Watford Employment Tribunal made a request to the ECJ for a preliminary ruling on various questions which challenge the existing...

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This Practice Note considers the entitlement of workers to bring claims in respect of whistleblowing when they have suffered detriment and/or dismissal because of making...

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A woman absent on maternity leave is in a unique position, which requires her to be afforded special protection, but which is not comparable with that of a man actually...

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BREXIT IMPACT: The law as set out in this Practice Note will be affected by Brexit. Subject to the terms of a Withdrawal Agreement, the existing provisions relating to...

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FCA and PRA rules on whistleblowing On 6 October 2015, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), alongside the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published policy...

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