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Blog Archives

Proposed Fees in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal

The year 2024 is shaping up to be action-packed, with a steady stream of legislative provisions due to be enacted throughout the year. The government has recently issued a consultation paper regarding the re-introduction of fees in Employment Tribunals andRead more ›

Changes to Employment Law are on the Way!

2024 is here, and a number of proposed changes to UK employment law are now on the horizon. We take a look at several key dates for your employment law diaries over the next 12 months and beyond: April 2024Read more ›

The impact of the Supreme Court Decision in ASDA Stores Ltd v Brierly

The Equality Act 2010 implements the principle that men and women should receive equal pay for equal work. Whilst in today’s society we would expect men and women’s salaries to be harmonised, in reality there appears to remain a starkRead more ›

Mandatory vaccination policy – the risks?

It is too soon to tell whether any employers will seriously contemplate imposing a “no jab no job policy” but for those who might even now be considering it, we have put together a list of some of the moreRead more ›

Budget 2021 – a Brief Review of the Employment Points

Two immediately positive takeaways from the highly anticipated Budget 2021 announcement by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, are: (1) the prediction that the economy will bounce back this year, with a projected annual growth of 4% and an expectation of pre coronavirusRead more ›

“What is our status?” Uber drivers finally have an answer

Last Friday, the UK Supreme Court published the highly anticipated judgment in the case of Uber BV v Aslam and Others.  The claims originally brought by Mr Aslam and others in 2016 were in relation to Uber’s failure to payRead more ›

Nominate your ‘diversity champion’ today to ensure workforce equality

Caroline Shafar, a highly experienced employment lawyer and director at By Design Group blogs about recent LGBTQ cases, new report findings and shares why all businesses should nominate a ‘diversity champion.’ We celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month in June to recogniseRead more ›

Top tips for workplace Investigations

Top tips for workplace investigations Problems often arise in a workplace setting, but making sure they are dealt with properly, fairly and consistently may require an investigation to take place. It’s often the case that these aren’t dealt with asRead more ›

But it was out of hours – it can’t count?!

Lauren Anderson, HR consultant and principal investigator at By Design Group discusses how ‘out of hours’ is no excuse for unwanted attention from colleagues Jim Hodkinson, 56, a married man with grandchildren, and the chief executive of the New LookRead more ›

Work place well being

Tips for a healthy, happy workplace. I’m all in favour of practice what you preach, and when it comes to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, I’m wholeheartedly committed to making the By Design Group a place to workRead more ›