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New legislation that received royal assent on 26 October 2023 will come into effect in October 2024 and will introduce an additional new duty on employers to take “reasonable steps” to prevent sexual harassment. The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023 (the Act), aims to fortify protections for workers against sexual harassment […]

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In this article, first published by Accountancy Daily, Managing Partner Clare Murray and Trainee Solicitor Rachael Parker discuss the challenges of unlawful age discrimination, retirement and succession planning faced by professional services firms. The issue of succession planning and the risk of unlawful age discrimination remains a persistent challenge in professional services, including accountancy and law firms. […]

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In this news alert, Partner Merrill April and Trainee Solicitor Rachael Parker explore the specific circumstances in which a bonus can be clawed back once paid, following the recent judgment in the Steel vs Spencer case and the lifting of the banker bonus cap as of 31 October 2023. On 11 October 2023, Mrs Justice Bacon handed down her judgment in […]

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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 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 be […]

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has now confirmed that certain listed companies will be required to comply with new measures to boost diversity on company boards, namely to increase female representation and people from a minority ethnic background. In this news alert, Partner Emma Bartlett and Paralegal Rachael Parker consider the new FCA Listing Rules and the obligations for […]

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