Top 5 questions about maternity leave

It’s that time of year again when we all show our gratitude for the things that our mothers do for us. Becoming a mother can be a scary thing in Read more…

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Posted on Mar 23rd, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Uber drivers are employees – French Court of Cassation rules

The French Court of Cassation (‘the Court’) has ruled that Uber drivers are employees and not independent contractors in a decision which grapples with some of the key issues in Read more…

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Posted on Mar 12th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Law Thoughts: Gig-enomics: Worker vs Employee

The age of the smartphone and the app-based platforms which have flourished as a result has ushered in an unprecedented flexibility in the ways in which work is done and Read more…

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Posted on Feb 17th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Law Thoughts: Veganuary: ethical veganism can be protected by the Equality Act 2010

January is a time for resolutions and fresh starts. The Veganuary campaign encourages people to join the rising number of full time vegans in a month-long pledge to ditch the Read more…

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Posted on Jan 17th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Disability discrimination and relying on occupational health reports

Fundamentally, employers will always – to some extent at least – need to rely upon the knowledge of others when deciding how to act in relation to employees with disabilities. Read more…

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Posted on Oct 22nd, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Dismissal for capability

The question of when an employee with a long-term disability related absence can be dismissed for capability is always a difficult one for employers and involves a careful balancing act Read more…

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Posted on Oct 15th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Employment status update: the right to substitute

Employment status is currently a true hot-button topic for consideration. The Uber and Deliveroo cases, along with Pimlico Plumbers, have raised the question now, more so than ever, as to Read more…

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Posted on Oct 1st, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Positive discrimination, proportionality and justification

In Z & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Hackney & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 1099, the Court of Appeal upheld the divisional court’s decision that, Read more…

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Posted on Sep 24th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Law thoughts: constructive dismissal – have you been forced to resign?

Photograph of A-board reading: Constructive Dismissal - have you been forced to resign?

Many employees can often feel that the workplace they’re in causes stress through many factors that ultimately result in them feeling entitled to resign. However, what many people don’t realise Read more…

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Posted on Sep 6th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Law thoughts: Contacting Acas before going to an employment tribunal

law thoughts: subsidence

Many employees and employers can feel lost when disputes arise between them. ‘How do I get things sorted?’ they ask. ’What are my rights?’ And ‘Is there anyone who can Read more…

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Posted on Jul 25th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

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