HPC Law Update: When is a “belief” a belief?

When is a “belief” a belief?   The Equality Act 2010 was brought into force on 24 January 2010 – happy anniversary!   One of the most important parts of the legislation was to create ‘protected characteristics’, i.e. traits or characteristics which are protected from discrimination. These characteristics are:-   Age Disability Gender reassignment Marriage… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: Tribunal Claimants Beware!

HPC Law Update: Tribunal Claimants Beware!   Since the abolition of Tribunal fees for bringing a claim against an employer or former employer, the Tribunal have seen steady increases in the number of claims being brought. To some extent this is no surprise.   Even if a Claimant ultimately loses their claim, it is very… Continue reading

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Labour party manifesto focuses on employment rights

__ – – The Labour party’s election manifesto was released this week and focuses on expanding employment rights in the UK. Among the new initiatives they will bring in include banning zero-hours contracts and raise the minimum wage in its manifesto released ahead of the June general election. – The manifesto also includes a pledge… Continue reading

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