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The government has launched a consultation on “Making Flexible Working the Default”, set to run until 1 December 2021, building on the clear case that exists, and has been brought to the fore during the Covid-19 pandemic, “to consider what more the legislation might do to support flexible working”. In this alert, Associate Pooja Dasgupta […]

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.

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.

Senior Executives who are also directors need to be aware of additional obligations that apply to them on termination. The majority of Senior Executives who are considering leaving their current role are aware of the restrictive covenants in their contracts of employment, which can seek to prevent them from competing, and/or soliciting or dealing with clients and/or poaching or engaging with fellow employees of their employer.

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”).

Whilst the timing of a resignation will usually be contingent on multiple factors, it is vital that Senior Executives do not act in haste when tendering their resignation.

Dubbed the future of work, “hybrid working” has become one of the most talked about topics in the employment and HR world over the past year.