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  • Failing to Act Can Lead to Gross Misconduct

    15 February 2017

    The Court of Appeal has recently ruled that an act of gross negligence can result in the fair dismissal of an employee for gross misconduct. The Claimant, Mr Adesokan had been employed by Sainsbury’s for 26 years, most recently as Regional Operations Manager. …

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  • Relying on Contractual Mobility Clauses to Avoid Redundancies

    15 February 2017

    Contractual mobility clauses permit employers to change an employee’s place of work. They are often relied upon in redundancy situations to avoid making compulsory redundancies – and, in particular, to avoid making statutory redundancy payments.…

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  • Status Anxiety? - Part I

    15 February 2017

    Businesses should take care to avoid the potential pitfalls of the law on employment status…

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  • Data Protection - preparing for change

    17 November 2016

    Schools need to take note of the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2015. On that date, data protection law will change consistently in all EU states but the UK’s referendum on membership of the EU will have no short-term effect.…

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  • Cyber Security in Schools

    17 November 2016

    Cybersecurity is more of a threat now than ever before. Hardly a day goes by without yet another high profile organisation being in the news due to a cyber-attack: TalkTalk, Yahoo, Tesco…the list goes on.…

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  • What you need to know about the changes to fundraising law

    16 November 2016

    The Kids Company story, the Olive Cooke tragedy, Daily Mail articles, parliamentary hearings. The summer of 2015 was an uncomfortable one for the wider charity sector. The dust is now beginning to settle from the whirlwind of recommendations and responses that followed the criticism of the sector’s fundraising practices. So what are the changes? Do they affect you? What do you need to do?…

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  • ​The joy of sexting – a new approach

    16 November 2016

    In March this year we provided an overview of the risks that children run of incurring criminal liability when creating and sharing indecent photographs of themselves via text and social media. The criminal offences were always designed to deal with criminal conduct of adults involved in child abuse. The offences did not anticipate the activities of 21st century teenagers.…

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  • Segregation of schools on the grounds of gender is not discrimination

    16 November 2016

    The Administrative Court (Mr Justice Jay) was very recently asked to consider in the case of X School –v- Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, whether the segregation of pupils based on sex amounted to direct discrimination contrary to s.13 Equality Act 2010. The Court held on 8 November that it did not.…

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