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Smoking in the workplaceProviding a smoke-free workplace (in enclosed or substantially enclosed premises) has been obligatory in England since 1 July...
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Office-holdersIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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Sunday workingFORTHCOMING CHANGE: Certain aspects of the protections afforded under the ERA 1996 to shop and betting workers are to be strengthened by...
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How do you calculate the time limit for submitting an unfair dismissal claim to the employment tribunal?For information:•on time limits for the...
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Statutory minimum noticeSection 86 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) provides for a statutory minimum period of notice that must be given...
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Redundancy—fair procedure: individual consultationWhere there is no statutory obligation to consult with any existing employee representatives (see...
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Time off work for antenatal appointmentsAn employer or, where applicable, a temporary work agency or hirer, cannot unreasonably refuse to allow a...
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Types of whistleblowing claimIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered...
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Early judicial assessment of employment tribunal casesCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland...
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Continuity of employmentUPDATE: In its ‘Good Work Plan’ published in December 2018, the government has indicated that it will legislate to extend the...
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Calculators on Lexis®PSL EmploymentThis Practice Note explains and summarises the suite of calculators designed specifically to assist employment...
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Disclosure in employment tribunal proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland during the...
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Definition of dismissal in unfair dismissalTo succeed in a claim of unfair dismissal, the claimant must establish that they were dismissed by the...
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Striking out and unless orders in employment tribunal proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and...
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Effective date of terminationWhere a qualifying period of employment is required to bring an unfair dismissal claim (see Practice Note: Entitlement to...
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ET1 grounds of claim—discrimination because of maternity leave[Insert in para 8.2 of claim form ET1:]1The Claimant was employed by the Respondent as a...
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11th Aug
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Statutory adoption payCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Maternity Allowance, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay,...
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11th Aug
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Detriment or dismissal on grounds of pregnancy, childbirth or maternity leaveEmployees are protected against dismissal and from suffering a detriment...
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11th Aug
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The right to return to work after adoption leaveEmployees who take ordinary adoption leave (OAL) are entitled to return to the 'same job' at the end...
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11th Aug
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ET3 grounds for resisting claim—time off work for antenatal care[Insert in para 6.1 of response form ET3:]1It is denied that the Claimant is entitled...
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11th Aug
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Time off work for antenatal appointmentsAn employer or, where applicable, a temporary work agency or hirer, cannot unreasonably refuse to allow a...
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11th Aug
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Shared parental pay (birth)IP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in UK law as...
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Paternity leave and payCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Maternity Allowance, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay,...
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11th Aug
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Policy—parental leave1Introduction1.1This policy sets out the rights and responsibilities of employees who wish to take parental leave. Parental leave...
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11th Aug
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ET1 grounds of unfair dismissal claim—pregnancy-related dismissal[Insert in para 8.2 of claim form ET1:]1[[Example 1:] The Claimant was employed by...
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11th Aug
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ET3 grounds for resisting claim—discrimination because of maternity leave[Insert in para 6.1 of response form ET3:]1Paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Grounds...
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11th Aug
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ET3 grounds for resisting claim-time off work to accompany to antenatal appointment[Insert in para 6.1 of response form ET3:]1It is admitted that the...
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Produced in partnership with Natasha Joffe of Outer Temple Chambers 11th Aug
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Policy—parental leave (short form)1Introduction1.1This policy sets out the rights and responsibilities of employees who wish to take parental leave....
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11th Aug
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ET1 grounds of claim-detriment: shared parental leave[Insert in para 8.2 of claim form ET1:]1The Claimant was employed by the Respondent from [insert...
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Produced in partnership with Natasha Joffe of Outer Temple Chambers 11th Aug
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ET1 grounds of claim-time off work to accompany to antenatal appointment[Insert in para 8.2 of claim form ET1:]1The Claimant is an employee of the...
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Produced in partnership with Natasha Joffe of Outer Temple Chambers 11th Aug
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Policy—paternity leave (short form)1Introduction1.1This policy outlines the circumstances in which our employees may be entitled to paternity leave...
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11th Aug
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Pregnancy and maternity discriminationThis Practice Note sets out the law regarding discrimination because of pregnancy, pregnancy-related illness or...
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11th Aug
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Policy—adoption appointments (adopters and adopters’ partners)1Introduction1.1This policy sets out the approach that [enter name of organisation] (the...
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11th Aug
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The right to return to work after maternity leaveThis Practice Note considers a woman’s right to return to work after maternity leave.A woman who...
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11th Aug
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Policy—adoption leave1Introduction1.1This document sets out the Company's policy on adoption leave and pay, which is of relevance to employees who...
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