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Rule 7 letters and amended allegations

R (on the application of Rudling v General Medical Council) [2018] EWHC 3582

James Rowley
James Rowley Partner

Veganuary blues? Is veganism a protected “philosophical belief”?

An employment tribunal is set to determine whether veganism is a “philosophical belief” that can be legally protected, in a landmark legal action.

Elaine McIlroy - Glasgow employment lawyer
Elaine McIlroy Partner

Disability discrimination: what counts as ‘unfavourable’ treatment?

The Equality Act 2010 protects employees from being treated ‘unfavourably’ because of something arising from their disability.

Louise Singh
Louise Singh Associate

Pregnancy and Maternity discrimination: new consultation

The Government has published a new consultation on extending redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents once they have returned to…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

Cannabis on prescription: Do you need to change your workplace policies?

As of 1 November 2018 doctors have been able to prescribe cannabis products to patients in limited circumstances.

Victoria Duddles
Victoria Duddles Associate

Q&A: winter weather: what if staff can’t make it into work?

What rights do employees have if they are not able to make it into work due to adverse weather conditions?

Ian Pace
Ian Pace Associate

The importance of checking the trial bundle index

Weightmans successfully defended a substantial claim for repairs, credit hire and recovery and storage charges following a collision

Retention of data: Catt v The United Kingdom 2019, European Court of Human Rights

The court determined that whilst the police were justified in collecting data they were not justified in retaining Mr Catt’s data in this case.

Joanna Carty Associate

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