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Knowledge of Disability - Can Employers Rely Solely on an Employee's Disclosure?
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Employers often ask whether declarations that an employee is not disabled on an application form or health questionnaire are good evidence that they could not have known about a particular health...
Gareth Edwards
Posted on: 3rd October 2018
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New ACAS Guidance on Employment References
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Many employers may find the rules around employment references tricky to navigate. What should be included? Does a reference need to be provided? Can you give a bad reference? ACAS has recently...
Gareth Edwards
Posted on: 26th September 2018
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Supreme Court Considers Legality of Enhanced Criminal Record Checks
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IIn the case of R (AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, the Supreme Court assessed whether it was a breach of AR's right to a private life and right of presumed innocence for an...
Gareth Edwards
Posted on: 15th August 2018
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Dismissal on the Grounds of Philosophical Belief - Does This Constitute Discrimination?
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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held in the recent case of Gray v Mulberry that where an employee is the only person to hold a philosophical belief and cannot establish a group disadvantage...
Gareth Edwards
Posted on: 7th August 2018
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