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Is ‘positive action’ always a positive thing?

2018 has seen many high-profile businesses in the UK making very public statements on their efforts to encourage greater diversity in their recruitment and selection process, particularly for senior and board level roles. Most recently, the BBC an...


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Brexit – implications for health and safety in the UK

Brexit continues to cause uncertainty across the UK political, economic and social landscape, and domestic health and safety law is no exception. With much of the UK’s health and safety legislation being derived from EU policy, extricating U...


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Red hair…don’t care!

I was talking to a fellow Mum in the school playground earlier this week, when she casually mentioned that her flame haired daughter, who is currently in her first year at secondary school, had been the subject of nasty comments due to her being &...


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Skirting around the issue…of dress codes

Sat here in my cut-off trousers, I’ve come across yet another ‘skirt’ focussed news article – this time relating to the Government ‘debate’ over the rather disgusting media practice of ‘up-skirting’....


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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...