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Attendance management and Equality Act-

Sickness absence procedures are subject to the reasonable adjustment duty, as recently confirmed by the Court of Appeal. However other types of Equality Act claim can also apply.

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The Data Protection Bill 2017 (Part 1)

The Data Protection Bill was introduced into Parliament on 13th September. Diana Kloss looks at the new Bill and EU data protection regulations due to take effect next May. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will automatically become part of UK law on 25 May 2018. This Bill recognises that most

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The gig economy

Diana Kloss considers those who are neither ‘employees’ nor genuinely self-employed. What have court cases been saying, and would the proposals in the Taylor Review issued in July be helpful? One of the most taxing problems in employment law is the question of how to define an employee. Why is that important? Because a number of statutory rights are conferred only on employees, for example the right to claim unfair dismissal. Why should this be?

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