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Dismissal for long term sickness absence

Court of Appeal looks at dismissals on grounds of medical incapacity following a period of long term sickness.

Employee could not claim disability harassment only on the basis of her assertion she was disabled (EAT)

It is not enough for disability to be asserted by an individual, it must be proven before it can be relied upon in a disability related claim rules the EAT.

Disability discrimination: reasonable adjustments?

Supreme Court ruling has wider implications for service providers whose practices may disadvantage disabled individuals.

The importance of communicating dismissal

A recent decision in the Court of Appeal has confirmed that dismissal will only be effective once notice of termination has been communicated.

Muckle Employment Team Christmas Party Playlist

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Welcome to the Muckle LLP Employment Team’s Christmas 2016 newsletter.

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017

The revised draft Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (Regulations), which are due to come into force on 6 April 2017, were published by the government yesterday.

Common misconceptions: Dismissing employees and dealing with disabilities

The first in a series of observations on common scenarios which arise in dealing with day to day HR issues – starting with disciplinary outcome letter wording and issues arising in relation to disability.

Useful caselaw on employees who “pull sickies”

A recent decision has shown tribunals will act on the basis of clear evidence that an employee has exaggerated or misstated their illness.

Liability of employers for the actions of their employees

We consider the law’s willingness to hold employees responsible for actions at work, which historically were likely to have been found to go beyond the normal working relationship.

What could be the impact of Brexit for UK employers in terms of employment law?

With a week to go before the vote, we consider what the consequences could be for employers of any vote to leave.