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B2B or not B2B – the ‘Gig Economy’ explosion and employment rights

A recent Employment Tribunal that ruled a London bicycle courier was a worker rather than self-employed is the latest in a string of rulings on the so-called ‘gig economy’.  This concept has become more and more of a talking point... Continue reading


Discriminatory dress codes: Parliament calls for review of equality laws

Government should substantially increase the penalties available to Employment Tribunals to award against employers who implement discriminatory dress codes at work, according to a new parliamentary report, High heels and workplace dress codes. At... Continue reading


Workplace Bullying - Rudolph's story

The recent case of Rudoplh vs the North Pole is a cautionary tale for employers that don't manage workplace bullying and discrimination correctly. On Wednesday the tribunal heard; "All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names plus... Continue reading


Tis the Season to Be Jolly... don’t let your staff be wallies!

Not long til the staff Christmas party now…and with that comes the danger of over-amorous colleagues; over inebriated staff; and ‘over the top’ risk of litigation if employees do not behave themselves appropriately! Note - ... Continue reading


Nearly half of HR professionals don’t feel up-to-speed on changing legislation

New research from identity data intelligence specialists GBG has revealed a startling amount of HR professionals (41%) are struggling to keep up with ever-changing legislation. The changes to UK law, such as those made to the Right To Work in the... Continue reading


The importance of diversity in the workplace

In light of the announcement this month from PepsiCo that diversity in the workplace should “not just be important but a business imperative,” Pam Loch, Managing Partner of Loch Employment Law, reflects on the benefits of diversity in ... Continue reading


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