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There have been several recent case law developments focusing on absence management and the scope of disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. In this alert, Partner Beth Hale, Associate Naomi Latham and Trainee Solicitor Rachael Parker take a look at some of the key cases and consider the lessons that can be learned from them.  Knowledge of Disability An employer cannot […]

We are delighted to introduce our brand new regulatory podcast, ReguLaw, featuring our Partner and Regulatory specialist, Andrew Pavlovic, and our Associate, Naomi Latham. This episode will be the first in a series of podcasts where Andrew and Naomi will discuss key regulatory trends and hot topics which professional service firms and solicitors need to be aware  of. […]

We are delighted to share Innangard’s podcast on the use and enforceability of post-termination restrictions (“PTRs”) in the employment relationship. In this episode, Partner Merrill April and Associate Naomi Latham of CM Murray LLP, Ulf Goeke of Seitz in Germany, Regan O’Driscoll of CC Solicitors in Ireland, Jef Michielsen of Bellaw in Belgium discuss the […]

In our latest alert, Senior Partner Sarah Chilton and Associate Naomi Latham set out some frequently asked questions and answers about employee rights to return after maternity leave and entitlements to time off in certain circumstances. It is important to note that the points discussed in this alert apply to employees and do not go […]

There has been long running litigation relating to the employment rights of Uber drivers and other individuals working with similar arrangements. However, each person’s employment status will depend on the particular facts of the case, and the fact that some individuals may have statutory employment rights does not mean that everyone who works in a […]

This article first appeared in Employment Law Journal in November 2021 Efforts made to reach a compromise position and to consider individual circumstances will help employers demonstrate that they have acted proportionately and will help to justify the chosen work pattern. Partner and General Counsel Beth Hale and Naomi Latham explore six cases which highlight […]

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 […]

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.

In this alert, Partner Merrill April and Associate Naomi Latham outline how to analyse whether you have experienced harassment or sexual harassment as a Senior Executive by reference to the legal requirements. There are three definitions of harassment contained in section 26 of the Equality Act 2010: 1. General definition, s26(1): A person (A) harasses another (B) if […]

In December 2020, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) handed down its judgment in Steer v Stormsure Ltd UKEAT/0216/20/AT (V) which held that the failure of Parliament to grant a right to claim interim relief in claims of discrimination/victimisation dismissals was incompatible with Articles 6 and 14 of the European Convention of Human Rights (“ECHR”).