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Dismissal for long-term sickness

What is the definition of long-term disability? A person is disabled if she has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on her ability to do day-to-day activities. To be 'long-term' an impairment must have...

Is vegetarianism a philosophical belief?

Following on from our article on veganism in the workplace, we look at a recent tribunal’s decision on vegetarianism. Is vegetarianism a protected characteristic? A philosophical belief might be a protected characteristic if it: Is genuinely held...

Employment Law Team is now one of the largest in the area

Frettens are delighted to announce that Chris Dobbs has joined our highly regarded, specialist Employment Team. A graduate of Loughborough University and Guildford University of Law, he has relocated to Christchurch, having spent the last four years with...

BAPSIs: The new HIPs?

Reports emerged last week on estateagenttoday.co.uk about potential changes in the way property details are prepared. The initial report read: “First details have emerged of the information vendors may have to provide up-front In future...

The Gig economy

Self-employed or worker status? Worker status is the holy grail in the gig economy, including the fields of taxi rides, food delivery and courier services. Workers are entitled to certain employment rights such as the national minimum wage and paid holiday,...

Injury to feelings

Three bands of compensation for injury to feelings If an employee wins a discrimination claim, the employment tribunal will award compensation for injury to feelings. There are three bands: Top band for the most serious cases (currently £26,300 -...
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