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The changing face of the workforce

The gig economy has become a popular topic in the media over the last 18 months, from the Taylor Review into Modern Working practices, to high profile Employment Tribunal cases handing down crucial verdicts. The way we work has never had more vari...


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The dos and don’ts of dismissals

Since July 2017, Employment Tribunal fees have been abolished, meaning unhappy employees can take their employer to Tribunal without paying a fee to do it. It’s clear that employees have heard this too, because in March this year the govern...


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Striking at inequality

Recent strikes at the University of London led by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) as part of their ‘Back in House’ campaign has prompted the university to commit to reviewing the types of roles it has been outsour...


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Are all recruitment processes made equal?

Equality in the workplace is rarely out of the headlines these days with the #MeToo movement and the first year of mandatory gender pay gap reporting in the UK. However, while gender has been receiving a lot of media attention, employers must reme...


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Collapsing businesses: the duty to engage and consult

Business failures have been much in the news of late, with the sad consequence that many jobs have been put at risk as a result. 5,500 jobs have been endangered by the closure of Toys’R’Us and Maplin stores. Carillion job losses stand ...


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The Oxfam case: HR measures that should have been in place

Oxfam has hit the headlines in recent weeks following allegations of staff hiring prostitutes while working overseas. Since then, the story has continued to develop, with the Charity Commission launching a statutory inquiry – the most seriou...