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Can we ban the burqa or veil in the workplace?

Following the ECHR's decision to uphold France's ban on women wearing full face coverings in public, Phil Allen looks at the implications for UK…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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Must an attendance policy be ‘adjusted’ for a disabled employee?

The judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the recent case of Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, will offer a degree of…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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Flexible working: increasingly complex

Today, flexible working arrangements are common to most workplaces and the majority of employment sectors. Employees can be found to be engaged on an…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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Ill-health early retirement from LGPS: Independence test for certifying medical practitioner

Mark Poulston comments on a recent determination by the Deputy Pensions Ombudsman that will have implications for many local authorities.

Mark Poulston
Mark Poulston Partner

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Reasonable redeployment

Is an employer obliged to waive a competitive interview process for a disabled candidate? No, suggests the Employment Appeal Tribunal in a recent…

Louise Singh
Louise Singh Associate

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Suitable alternative employment? It’s all about what’s reasonable for that employee

The Court of Appeal has handed down an important judgment on what is suitable alternative employment for an otherwise redundant employee.

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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Well adjusted? Disciplinary proceedings for disabled employees

Many employers are not comfortable where it is clear that employee illness or disability means that a 'textbook' disciplinary approach might not work…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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TUPE the final word – it's static not dynamic

The European Court has delivered the definitive Judgment on a TUPE problem which has troubled employers and Courts for years.

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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