VIDEO: Permission to be in the UK

Our latest video is available to view on the Refreshing Law YouTube channel – please click here to be redirected and watch Anna discussing a recent immigration case and highlighting the need to check employee’s status to work in the...

It pays to be honest

The recent case of Rawlinson v Brightside Group Limited 2017 illustrates that sometimes trying to do an employee a favour and hide the fact that the real reason for dismissing them is their performance can come back to bite you.  In this case, the employee was not...

The burden of proof

Section 136 of the Equality Act 2010 applies to any proceedings relating to a contravention of the Act.  Subsection (2) says “if there are facts from which the court could decide, in the absence of any other explanation, that a person (A) contravened the provision...

Can I refuse to employ EU nationals?

The Government Equalities Office has been tasked with examining the growing evidence that EU nationals are being illegally prevented from getting jobs following reports of job adverts that clearly specify that those applying must have British citizenship. Possibly the...

The future regime for smoke-free premises in Wales

At the moment, the situation in both England and Wales is governed by the Health Act of 2006 and regulations published in connection with it.  The Health (Wales) Act 2017 will shortly come into force establishing a different regime here in Wales.  Broadly speaking...

An increase in what counts towards a ‘Week’s Pay’

You’re probably familiar with calculating a ‘Week’s Pay’ for employees for example, for redundancy purposes. It’s been a long-standing practice that when you calculate a ‘Week’s Pay’ employers pension contributions were not included as they weren’t being received by...