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Superdry receives master class in the meaning of litigation risk

In the recent case of Rachel Sunderland v Superdry, the tribunal found that Ms Sunderland had been unfairly constructively dismissed, harassed and directly discriminated against on the grounds of age,...


Can you force employees back to work?

?The UK government has confirmed that from Wednesday 13 May those who are unable to work from home should be ‘actively encouraged’ to return to work.


Legal-ease: Dispelling the myths around restrictive covenants

Recent case law has highlighted what employers can and can't enforce


Outlawing NDAs isn't good for employees or employers

Generally speaking, both the employer and employee want confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements


Hot topic: Extended maternity rights, part two

The government has set out proposals to increase rights for pregnant women and new mothers through protecting them against redundancy for six months after they return to work


Should the UK follow Iceland’s lead on equal pay laws?

In UK law it is not as simple as men and women being paid the same for doing the same job


Managing recurring sickness absence

What can a business do if its staff repeatedly fail to turn up because they're sick?


Busting the Brexit employment law myths

In such uncertain times it's important to set the record straight on employment law matters


Anti-discrimination laws and the European Court of Human Rights

If the UK leaves the EU, will the ECJ and the ECHR have the final say on employment and discrimination legislation?


Legal lowdown: The CEO five-year sell-by date

Ex-Barclays chairman David Walker has put a sell-by date on CEOs, but how can you ensure this is managed in a legally-sound way?


Could poor management be causing the rise in 'bullying'?

A survey revealed that six in 10 employees have either suffered or witnessed bullying in the workplace


How the obesity ruling affects employers

It would be easy to think that an employer can discriminate on the grounds of obesity after reading some of the headlines around the Court of Justice of the European Union's latest ruling.