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Our thoughts on the world of employment law - and beyond.

“We’re all going on a summer holiday”

“We’re all going on a summer holiday”

The summer can be a busy time for holiday requests, particularly around school holiday time.  Below, I deal with 5 common queries regarding holiday.

Flexibility

Flexibility

I have been thinking a lot about flexibility recently.  Flexibility is obviously a question that comes up in ones professional life with clients asking legal questions about the rights and risks of flexible working requests, the relative merits of flexible working for different parts of the workforce and what to do when there are seemingly competing requests, opinions and business needs.

Long-term sickness absence – just when can an employer say “enough is enough”?

Long-term sickness absence – just when can an employer say “enough is enough”?

A recent Court of Appeal case found that an employer’s dismissal of an employee after 17 months off sick was both unfair and discriminatory on the grounds of disability. 

The perils and perks of working from home

The perils and perks of working from home

As I write this at home on a Thursday afternoon in my pyjamas, large glass of whiskey in hand, Netflix on in the background*, the benefits of working from home from an employee's perspective have never seemed clearer.

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