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Rights of agency workers

  • 23 March 2018
The recent case of Kocur v Royal Mail in the employment appeal tribunal asked whether agency workers, who are entitled after 12 weeks to the same basic working conditions as an employee, can be compensated for less holiday or unpaid breaks by a higher hourly pay?
The EAT found that...

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Gig Economy - Government's Response

  • 23 March 2018
The government has published its official response to last year’s Taylor Report on working practices and in particular the emerging ‘gig economy’.
 This refers to where companies require working on a freelance, per-job basis, rather than being offered permanent work.

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Government reviews of sexual harassment and flexible working

  • 05 March 2018

Workplace sexual harassment inquiry launched by Women and Equalities Committee

With the Presidents Club charity dinner, the social media #metoo campaign, and many high profile cases and complaints, sexual harassment has rarely been out of recent news. Research shows that sexual harassment at ...

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