HR Update August 2017


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NEWS: Supreme Court rules on Employment Tribunal fees

The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the government was acting unlawfully by introducing fees in July 2013. The government will now have to repay as much as £32million to claimants...


Discrimination: Unfavourable Treatment

The Court of Appeal has held that ‘unfavourable treatment’ is not to be equated with detriment, for a claim of discrimination in consequence of something arising from a disability...


NEWS The Taylor Review

The ‘Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices’ published its findings and recommendations with a series of proposals that aim to ensure all work is "fair and decent"...



NEWS Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill introduced

This Bill was introduced to Parliament on 19 July 2017, it enables employed parents who have lost a child to be entitled to statutory paid leave while they grieve...


NEWS Gender pay gaps

UK companies with 250 or more employees have to publish their gender pay gaps by April 2018. The pay gap is the percentage difference between average hourly earnings for men and women...

Employer Protection

A business is statistically more likely to have an expensive employment claim than experience a serious fire, theft or flood claim. Our new way to pay for employment advice protects you against the unknown HR issues...

August 2017
Paul Burton
Associate - Head of Employment
Paul is an employment solicitor specialising in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
01202 499255

Kate Fretten
Partner - Employment
Kate specialises in both contentious and non-contentious employment issues.
01202 499255

Andrew Guilfoyle
Trainee Solicitor - Employment
Andrew is over half way through his qualification as a solicitor and is currently working within the Employment Team.
01202 499255