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Today marks the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Observed since 1992, it is a day aimed at promoting the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society. This podcast explores how employers, business leaders and senior managers can better recruit, support, and promote people with disabilities in the workplace.

Inspired by ‘Purple Tuesday’, and with greater awareness of the protection under the Equality Act 2010 from being treated less favourably because of disability, awareness of disability etiquette can only be a good thing. Disability discrimination can occur when an individual is treated less well or put at a disadvantage for a reason that relates […]

As we approach the end of Black History Month (“BHM”), an event that has been celebrated in the UK every October for more than 30 years, Partner Emma Bartlett and Associate Pooja Dasgupta reflect on what BHM means to them, and why it is so important to celebrate it.

We are delighted to bring you the fourth episode of our podcast series on Board diversity and how it has progressed over recent years. In this episode, Emma Bartlett, Partner at CM Murray LLP and Teresa L. Johnson, Partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in San Francisco, interview guest speaker Olivia Morgan, Co-Founder and Executive Director […]

In our latest news alert, Associate Sophie Rothwell and Partner Emma Bartlett address the key employment law and GDPR considerations for employers in requiring employees to provide data about vaccination status.

Following the Government’s decision to suspend gender pay gap reporting in 2020, and the first half of the reporting period of 2021, Tuesday, 5 October marks the deadline for qualifying employers to report their figures. Despite heralding much optimism upon its introduction several years ago and following the recent period of stagnation, which implied it had in lowered priority, observers are now questioning whether the initiative is sufficient to bring about real change in closing the gender pay gap.

Emma Bartlett, CM Murray LLP, and Clive Sheldon QC, 11KBW, discussed the importance of establishing clear terms of reference at the start of an enquiry, tips and best practice throughout the investigations process as whole, as well as outlining the types of investigations, both private and independent, they have been involved in over the last […]

The question of whether it is ever acceptable for individuals to be “bought off” and “paid for their silence” has, understandably, come under the microscope in the recent years. Particularly where confidentiality clauses, or non-disclosure agreements (“NDAs”), have been used to prevent employees from reporting allegations of sexual harassment or similar misconduct such as in […]

As a senior executive contemplating a move, how to protect your equity should be at the forefront of your mind in terms of optimising your strategy before you officially resign.

Partner Emma Bartlett and Associate Naomi Latham discuss the topic of gendered dress codes in the work place and how employers can best implement them whilst avoiding the risk of discrimination claims.