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Category Archives: Legal Articles

Tuesday, Apr-16, 2024

Employment Law Changes – April 2024

Employment Law Changes - April 2024 Spring is seeing a raft of changes in employment law. These changes mainly began on 6 April and can be summarised as follows: The Carer’s Leave Regulations 2024 create a new statutory entitlement to unpaid carer’s leave for employees who have a dependent with a long-term care need. A…
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New Employment Obligation

New Employment Obligation A new obligation on employers to prevent sexual harassment comes into force this year. Our Head of Employment, Iain Jenkins, looks at the implications. A new law on the prevention of sexual harassment will come into force in October this year. The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act) Act makes changes to…
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International Issues

International Issues [caption id="attachment_4786" align="alignleft" width="214"] Lucy Harbron[/caption] Lucy Harbron is part of the Family team. Here, she takes a look at the importance of the process of appeals by looking at a recent landmark Court of Appeal decision that dealt with both legal parentage for same-sex parents and jurisdiction.    When can a party…
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Vicarious Liability

Vicarious Liability Background Employers might find it strange that they could be liable for the acts of an employee which were well outside the terms of a job description, for example, where a third party suffers injury or harm as a result of an assault. This is known as vicarious liability and it has been…
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