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Bullying and Harassment

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An employee who has been subject to bullying and harassment at work is entitled to take action. The difficulty usually lies in being able to establish whether bullying and harassment has actually taken place, or whether the behaviour amounts to something less serious.
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Redundancy claims

A redundancy situation is one where: 1. An employer’s business no longer operates in the area in which the employees to be made redundant work. 2. The business as a whole has ceased to exist. 3. There is no longer a need for the work carried out by employees being made redundant,
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Whistleblowing Law

Whistleblowing is essentially the reporting of wrongdoing in the workplace. The law has worked to protect those who speak out in this way, to ensure that their employment rights remain unaffected and that they cannot be victimized for speaking out.
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Disciplinary hearings and procedures

It is important for an employer to have a well-developed disciplinary process so that employees have guidelines on how to behave in the workplace and so that there are clear steps that should be followed where employees do not behave properly.
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  It is unlawful to “victimise” a worker because they have done a “protected act”, under S27 of the Equality Act 2010.  The fundamental aim of this aspect of the legislation is to ensure that a worker is not prejudiced or penalised because they have exerci
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Working together

One of our keys to success is putting you at the heart of what we do. For example: most firms require you to hire an employment law solicitor and then pay for an employment law barrister on top of this.
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Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (‘TUPE’) provides protection to existing contracted employees where there is a transfer to another legal entity of:   1. A business or undertaking, 2. A part of a business or undertaking, or 3. A service provider
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Privacy at work

When personal or sensitive personal data is stored or handled by an employer’s relevant filing system (such as manual or paper files, a computer, or another type of electronic device), the Data Protection Act 1998 (the ‘Act’) will apply. Handling or processing may include getting hold
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Part-time workers

As a result of the changing structure of family life, the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (the ‘Regulations’) have been introduced to ensure that those who want to work part time have some degree of protection. Claims brought under the Regu
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Returning to work after maternity or paternity leave

When children come into the equation, there can be a need to reevaluate the balance of work and life. For many people this will be looking at changing working hours, flexible or part time working. Whilst there is no right to be allowed to work flexibly, there is the right (since 2003)
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