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The Menopause at Work

08 Dec, 2021

Recently, the menopause has become a hot topic for discussion. Before that no one really talked about it. It was this little understood stage of a woman’s life, due to hit her around 50 or in some cases, much younger. I can recall asking my mum if she had suffered during it and she said she couldn’t remember going through it. Lucky her. However, for some women it is a very difficult time with a huge scope of symptoms, some of which a woman will suffer, others not.

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“It was just banter” – racism in Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Azeem Rafiq

17 Nov, 2021

Azeem Rafiq, a former cricketer at Yorkshire County Cricket Club has lifted the lid on what he, and others, view as institutional racism at the Club. Azeem was a rising star in the cricket world, at 21 he was made Captain of the Team. He was the first British Asian to be appointed to the role. However, by the age of 29 he had retired from professional cricket.  

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Can I ask for a Settlement Agreement?

07 Sep, 2021

A Settlement Agreement is usually offered to you by your employer as a means of you agreeing to leave your employment and setting out the terms of your departure.

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Injury to feelings – how much can I be awarded ?

31 Mar, 2021

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and in Scotland have issued an update to the guidance on employment tribunal awards for injury to feelings.

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What does legal professional privilege mean in practice?

29 Mar, 2021

Any communication (written or oral) between a solicitor or a barrister and their client is covered by the concept of legal professional privilege, but what does this mean in practice ?

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Settlement Agreements – how much time should an individual be given to consider the offer ?

22 Jan, 2021

There are no hard and fast rules about how long an employee should be given to consider an offer made to them under the terms of a Settlement Agreement. However, ACAS who are an independent public body funded by the government, produce helpful guidance on various employment related issues including Settlement Agreements. This guidance is not set down in law but is often referred to in Employment Tribunal cases as good practice.

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