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X Need Not Apply

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A Cardiff framing shop is being investigated after posting this job advert: "Full time/apprenticeship for a local school leaver, preferably a boy, must be able to stay off his phone for at least 5 minutes and away from the xbox/playstation for 8...

Do it right...

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We often hear from clients at the point a situation with an underperforming employee has become unbearable. Managers are focused on their own day to day job and contributing to the success of the business and there are usually added factors creating a...

Tis the Season to be well behaved

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With the festive season fast approaching and the social calendar starting to fill up, events fuelled with high spirits (in more than one sense) can be a recipe for disaster where employees are concerned. Inappropriate comments, language and behaviour are...

Winter is coming

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Forget wolves, walls and the Houses of Westeros, a challenge facing businesses at this time of year is higher levels of germs, sickness and absence. In 2017 the Office for National Statistics reported that the average number of sick days taken by UK workers...

A contract must never be broken...

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That sounds right, doesn’t it? If an employee agrees to certain terms in their employment contract, like giving notice if they want to leave, then they should stick to that. So what happens when they leave you in the lurch? Realistically, this is a...

Constructive dismissal - don't be in the dark

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Click here for our insight into Constructive Dismissal. Constructive dismissal is a legal concept which is quite commonly misunderstood and employers can put themselves at risk of such claims unknowingly. Changing an aspect of an employee’s role or...

Bullying and Harassment

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Click here for our Insight into Bullying and Harassment in Employment. Sticks and stones may break my bones... Whether you are ending this sentence in the style of Rhianna, or instead the classic school playground limerick might suggest a lot about your...

There's nothing black and white about race discrimination

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Click here for our Insight into Race Discrimination in Employment. It’s pretty obvious to us all that treating an employee or colleague badly because of their race will be unlawful discrimination – to be technical, that’s direct...

Is there a truce in sight for the battle of the sexes?

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Click here for our Insight into Sex Discrimination in Employment. Equality between men and women is an age old battle, but one which has ramped up significantly in recent years when it comes to workplace rights. The #metoo movement prompted a huge...

Brexit Meltdown - is Freedom of Movement Ending?

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With the Government moving the goalposts as often as our Summer comes and goes it can be difficult to work out what the current party line is when it comes to EU nationals in the UK come Brexit day. In January 2019 the Government published information which...

Q&A: Sponsoring employees from outside the EEA

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Senior Employment Lawyer, Chloe Pereira has featured in the latest edition of South East Business answering one of the most asked questions when it comes to sponsoring employees. For more information about our Immigration - Tier 2 (General)...

The 'B' Word

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*Sigh* - when will we hear the end of it? You know… Brexit . Just the B word itself has developed this energy sapping property such that it’s become the unmentionable: “It Which Must Not Be Named”. I know I’m not the only one...

Seasonal woes

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You can spot patterns in most areas of life, and the world of work and employment issues are no different. Winter brings us ice, snow and travel chaos – can or can’t employees get to work? What happens if they don’t? What should company...