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Blog Archives

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 ›

Looking Back, Going Forward

Looking Back, Going Forward As we embark on another year, we have taken the opportunity to reflect on employment law highlights from the past 12 months and to consider what we should expect in 2019. What can we take fromRead more ›

High Court Success – MHPS and breach of contract claims

High Court Success – MHPS and breach of contract claims We are delighted to have successfully supported our client in its defence of a breach of contract claim in the High Court. The Judgment in the case of Dr AnilRead more ›

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