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author: Pooja Dasgupta

In this “relaunch” episode of the Lawdown, Partner Beth Hale, Senior Associate Wonu Sanda and Associate Pooja Dasgupta discuss: Naomi Osaka dropping out of the French Open due to mental health issues and the wider workplace implications of this story, including employer health and safety, mental health and wellbeing obligations, and potential reasonable adjustments under […]

The Covid-19 pandemic has encouraged many businesses to look at hybrid models for flexible work, given the dramatic widespread shift to remote working.

To coincide with International Women’s Day 2021, CM Murray LLP has joined together to pledge our support for the #ChooseToChallenge campaign, which reminds us that each of us are the most effective ambassadors for change and that we can use this opportunity to call out gender bias and inequality. This is also a chance to […]

According to the Global Legal Post, the London lateral hiring market remained buoyant last year despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In the present climate, partners may be reflecting on their position in their current firm, particularly if their firm has struggled to weather the storm during the pandemic, or where the firm […]

Positive Action under the Equality Act 2010: The Case of Furlong v Chief Constable of Cheshire Police

HMRC are giving every indication that the new IR35 rules, which were delayed from April 2020, will come into force in April 2021. Before the rules were postponed earlier this year, many businesses had prepared for the changes. As such, for many, it will be a case of revisiting the plans they put in place […]

Recently, CM Murray ran its first virtual internship programme. As part of the programme, we asked the interns, Kelys Malouda, Eleanor Connolly and Abigail Blanche, to summarise three recent cases heard by the UK’s Courts and Tribunals, which considered employment status, the knowledge test for inducing breach of post-termination restrictive covenants, and the territorial scope of UK employment and discrimination […]

In this second video of our Positive Action Series, our Senior Consultant Pia Sanchez and Associate Pooja Dasgupta explain the tie breaker exemption under Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010, which enables employers to take positive action for the recruitment and promotion of disadvantaged groups that share a protected characteristic, including where their participation as a group is disproportionately low.

An Overview of Positive Action under the Equality Act 2010

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