Legal ease: Flexible working update for April 2024

The latest changes to flexible working regulations are intended to reflect the continuing evolution of the world of work. Employers should take note of their new responsibilities.

When does legal privilege apply in internal investigations?

A recent decision in the Scottish courts offers a stark warning of the need to consider issues of legal privilege at an early stage when conducting an internal investigation.

TUPE or not TUPE, that is the question

The last two years have witnessed dramatic changes in job market conditions. The tight labour market, which has seen record job-to-job moves as employers compete for talent, has left many employers...

Bill promises to eliminate qualification bias in job applications

The Employment (Application Requirements) Bill, designed to eliminate unnecessary requirements from job applications, has undergone a second reading in the House of Commons. staff seek legal action after Zoom sackings

Former employees of furniture retailer are seeking legal action after being made redundant during a Zoom call.

Rangers fan who claimed football as important as religion loses tribunal

An employee who believed he was discriminated against because of the football team he supports was unsuccessful in his lawsuit against his former employer.

Sacked period dignity officer seeks discrimination claim

The former period dignity officer of the Tayside region of Scotland, whose roll was scrapped after public backlash, is pursuing legal action against the group which hired him.

Furlough fraud cost HMRC £100 million

HMRC estimates organised crime gangs used the furlough support scheme to defraud £104 million since 2020.

Next's underpayment of staff risks tribunal action

High street retailer Next has apologised to staff after a payroll error left workers underpaid for five months.

Adoption and surrogacy – What HR needs to know

Adoption and surrogacy rates in the UK are on the rise – in the year ending March 2020, there were 3,440 adoptions and 413 parental orders following a surrogacy arrangement.

IVF bill crucial step for championing women's reproductive health

A private member's bill to introduce a legal right for women to seek time off for fertility treatment could be a watershed moment for women's rights in the UK.

Recording employee tribunals could lead to fairer hearings

Employment tribunals (ETs) conducted remotely could soon be recorded under plans being considered to bring proceedings more up to date.