What the Veganism Judgement Really Means for Employers

Even if you weren’t following last week’s employment tribunal, you will have no doubt heard in the news or on social media that a Judge has ruled that vegans are protected from discrimination.
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Keep Calm and Don’t Ask the Wrong Questions

The Equality Act 2010 identifies nine protected characteristics that you cannot discriminate against: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
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Living Wage to Rise by 6.2% in April

The Government has announced the “biggest cash increase ever” for workers earning the National Living Wage. However, the British Chamber of Commerce have expressed concern at the move
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How Many of your Employees run a “Side Hustle”?

What’s a side hustle? This is the name for the increasing trend of employees running a small business side-line in their own time, alongside their main employment.
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Tips to Make Sure You Get An Investigation Right

Getting an investigation right is very important, especially if you must subsequently defend your company at an employment tribunal.
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Top Tips to Avoid Illegal or Inappropriate Interview Questions

Most employers understand that they are no longer able to ask questions at interview that are obviously discriminatory. However, when you’re trying to put the candidate at ease and build rapport, it is easy to innocently “slip up”
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Benefits of Regular One-to-One Meetings

One-to-one meetings are one of the most valuable means of engaging with your employees on a regular basis. When implemented regularly and correctly, these brief, weekly or fortnightly “check-in” have a significant impact of the performance of the employee.
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20 Perks and Benefits Offered by Top Companies

How are you planning to incentivise and motivate your team in 2020? Here’s a list of some of our favourites from a survey by Glassdoor last year – of course, some are more practical for the small business than others!
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Do you know how to handle a flexible working request?

The NHS have just announced their appointment of a Head of Flexible Working. With that in mind, it’s worth asking – do you know what to do if you receive a flexible working request?
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Employer Liable for Injury After Company Christmas Party

It’s that time of year again……! A cautionary tale if you are thinking about organising a Christmas party.
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