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Yearly Archives: 2020

Can being gender fluid or non-binary be a protected characteristic under the Equality Act?

Can an employee be protected against discrimination where they identify as gender fluid or non-binary? Does it matter that they have not undergone any process of gender reassignment? Associate Solicitor, Helen Scott, has written a case update which examines these issues.

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Should an unfair dismissal claim be allowed to proceed even where there is no prospect of a monetary award?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in Evans v London Borough of Brent has considered whether a claimant could proceed with their claim of unfair dismissal, despite there being no prospect of a financial award.

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Furlough Scheme extended until March 2021

A further announcement has been made by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the House of Commons just now, that the recently extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been further …

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Furlough Scheme Extended and Job Support Scheme Delayed

The Government announced over the weekend that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which enables employers to place staff on furlough leave, is to be extended until December, with the …

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23rd October 2020 – Chancellor announces changes to the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme

Principal Solicitor, Paul McGowan On Thursday 22nd October 2020, the Chancellor announced further changes to the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme and the Government produced a Job Support Scheme Policy Paper …

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