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Monthly Archives: August 2016

“Conducting Investigations” half day training event

Collingwood Legal invite you to attend an interactive, practical training session on Conducting Investigations which addresses how to conduct a fair workplace investigation. The fairness of an investigation is central …

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Tribunal considers employment status of Uber drivers

There are three main types of employment status in the UK; employee, worker and self-employed contractor. Each has its own characteristics and associated levels of protection with employees gaining maximum …

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Can ‘protected conversation privilege’ be waived?

Protected conversations The concept of protected conversations was introduced by way of an amendment to the Employment Rights Act 1996 to make it easier for employers to enter into negotiations with …

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“Victorian workhouse conditions” for staff in 2016

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has recently published a disturbing report into the employment practices at Sports Direct in which the company was described as a “Victorian workhouse”. …

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Religion and dress codes

Applying a provision, criterion or practice (“PCP”), such as a dress code policy, which puts a person with a religion or belief at a particular disadvantage compared to other persons …

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