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Work-Related Stress: How do you manage increasing pressures at work?

Associate Solicitor, Helen Scott The most recent Labour Force Survey shows that in 2019/20 there were 828,000 cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety, statistically higher than the previous year. …

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Can the belief that sex cannot be biologically changed be protected by the Equality Act?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) in the case of Forstater v CGD Europe and others has considered whether an individual’s gender-critical beliefs that sex is immutable, for example the belief that a trans woman who has undergone a gender reassignment procedure is still a man, could be protected under the Equality Act 2010 as a philosophical belief.

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What level of obligation is required by an individual to be classed as a “worker”?

Associate Solicitor, Charlotte McBride The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) in the case of Sommerville v Nursing & Midwifery Council, has considered what level of obligation or commitment is required by …

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Mental Health in the Workplace: What can you do to support your employees?

Principal Solicitor, Paul McGowan Majority of workplace ill health absences connected to mental health In 2019/2020 the Health and Safety Executive reported that, 51% of all work-related ill-health cases were …

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Disability Discrimination: The interpretation of “substantial” effect

Senior Associate Solicitor, Alexandra Besnard The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) in the case of Mr A Elliott v Dorset County Council, has considered to what extent an impairment has to …

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