Tribunal rules that ‘injury to feelings’ settlement sum is taxable

January 30, 2016

In Moorthy v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, The Upper Tax Tribunal recently considered whether a settlement sum paid to Mr Moorthy as compensation for injury to feelings in an age discrimination claim was to be treated as employment income, and whether it was therefore chargeable to income tax under the Income […]

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Upcoming CPD Seminars for Employment Lawyers

December 2, 2015

Looking for extra CPD hours? Needing to top up your team’s knowledge and expertise? These employment seminars may be of particular interest to you: Employee Share Schemes – The Key Issues Manchester, 7 December 2015 Bristol, 10 December 2015 London, 19 January 2016 Certificate in Employment Law London, 24 February 2016 The Taxation of Termination […]

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Ghost or Ghoul? Discrimination in the Workplace at Halloween

October 30, 2015

It was a dark, dark night and employees all over the country were preparing to celebrate….Halloween is becoming increasingly popular every year and many workplaces have begun to join in the holiday festivities. However, what they may not have considered is how All Hallows’ Eve may bring up some scary employment issues, especially those relating […]

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Scottish Government commits to scrapping Employment Tribunal fees

September 4, 2015

The Scottish Government announced last week in its Programme for Government (a precursor to the SNP manifesto for Holyrood in 2016) that it would abolish fees for Employment Tribunals, a radical move away from the UK Government’s policy on Employment Tribunals since it came to power in 2010. In this article we will look at the history […]

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Indirect Discrimination & the Chez Razpredelenie Bulgaria ruling – Why those “suffering alongside” Minority Groups Could Make a Claim Against their Employer

August 27, 2015

In the recent case of Chez Razpredelenie Bulgaria, the ECJ extended indirect discrimination claims to include those who are not actually part of a disadvantaged group, but suffer the effects of the discriminatory policy nonetheless. This ruling will allow claims to be brought by those who “suffer alongside” the affected group. But will this have […]

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Changes to UK Employment Law April 2015

April 14, 2015

We’re now in the start of the new tax year and there have been various significant employment law changes in the UK, including the introduction of shared parental leave, statutory shared parental pay, adoption leave changes, new surrogate parents rights, statutory requirements for maintaining registers of trade union members and more. Clyde & Co summarise […]

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The facts about Inheritance Tax

April 14, 2015

Inheritance Tax seems to be in the news a lot lately and it appears that everyone has an opinion on it. With May’s General Election fast approaching journalists and the public alike are on the lookout for details of what each of the various parties will pledge with regards this controversial tax, but what are […]

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The Changes to UK Parental Leave That All Parents Should Know About

March 21, 2015

One of the things that make employment law one of the most challenging yet vital areas of the UK legal system is the frequent changes made to legislation. As of April 2015 there will be a series of new changes regarding parental leave rights, which will be known as Shared Parental Leave (SPL). It’s vital […]

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The Evolving Face of the Contractor Industry

March 21, 2015

An evolving and dynamic society has led to a significant increase in the ratio of temporary and contract workers to the rest of the employed population according to research by professional services consulting firm Procorre. This growth has been maintained in recent years, even as the contributory effects of the 2008 recession have waned. This […]

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Accidents at Work in 2014 (Statistics)

January 28, 2015

When you’re at work it is unfortunate but important to remember accidents do happen. You and your employer share responsibility for your safety, if you encounter an accident at work it might not be you’re fault. So check that your employer has carried out his duties correctly, if he hasn’t you might be entitle to […]

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