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During the pandemic many employees decided to work remotely from abroad, or got stuck abroad during lockdown, and now many want to continue these remote arrangements. There are a range of issues to consider when employees work remotely from another jurisdiction. In our latest podcast we discuss the topic and the main employment law issues employers…
 
Senior associates Richard Freedman and Rhiannon Davies discuss how competition law can influence workforce matters, from negotiated exits to re-tendering, and why employers need to be aware of the powers and penalties that the Competition & Markets Authority can impose if companies fall foul of competition law.…
 
It has been just over six months since the tragic death of George Floyd on 25 May 2020, which sparked global protests around the world against race discrimination. In this month's podcast, partner Anne Pritam and associate Michèle Aubertin look back on events and consider how the Black Lives Matter movement has cast a spotlight on race discriminati…
 
In this month’s podcast, head of the employment practice and partner Paul Reeves and associate Imogen Heywood will discuss workplace culture and developments since the #metoo movement hit the headlines in Autumn 2017, prompting a renewed and urgent focus on sexual harassment in the workplace.By Paul Reeves and Imogen Heywood
 
In this episode, London-based employment partner Kate Brearley and employment partner Kiersten Lucas, who leads our Middle East employment team, discuss the impact of the Covid pandemic on an employer's ability to protect their business from unlawful competition focussing on the challenges presented by remote working and the potential impact on int…
 
As employers plan and implement return to work strategies, the issue of health testing and screening is at the forefront of the conversation. In this edition, associate Natalie Edwards in our employment team and associate Katie Hewson in our data protection team consider the burning question of many employers - whether they can require employees to…
 
In this podcast, partner Anne Pritam and associate Adam Cooke discuss the mental health implications for employees in light of the coronavirus pandemic. In the employment context, stress and anxiety are likely to have risen; with employees now working from home or perhaps furloughed and many experiencing deep and unsettling concern about their futu…
 
In our latest employment law podcast, partner Kate Brearley and senior associate Richard Freedman take a look at some key issues presented by furlough leave and discuss why it is important that employers should already be thinking about the challenges the end of furlough leave and a return to work will present.…
 
In anticipation of imminent law amendments, Emily Aryeetey, employment senior associate from our Dubai office, and London-based partner Jonathan Kirsop, who heads up our international data protection and information law practice, look at recent proposals to change the regime in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to bring it closer into…
 
This month's podcast is the latest in our mini-series on employee competition, which ties-in with the fourth edition of 'Employment Covenants and Confidential Information: Law, Practice and Technique' (Bloomsbury), co-written and co-edited by Stephenson Harwood employment partner Kate Brearley and Selwyn Bloch QC of Littleton Chambers.…
 
In this month’s podcast, we discuss the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case of Forbes v LHR Airport Limited and the interplay between social media and employment law. We take you through the key takeaways on how employers can protect themselves from the risks posed by employees posting abusive, offensive or discriminatory posts on their social m…
 
In this month’s podcast, our theme is sexual harassment. We cover the definition of sexual harassment under law, lessons learned from recent cases and finally practical points to consider for both sides when dealing with sexual harassment claims.By Anne Pritam and Michèle Aubertin
 
In this month's podcast, we welcome associate Adam Cooke to the team and discuss the practical implications for employers arising from several recent cases. This podcast will have a particular focus on the pitfalls arising from the wording of employment contracts and policies particularly in the context of benefit schemes, investigations, disciplin…
 
In this month's podcast, we take a look at the topic of redundancy and the more complicated questions received from employers, including how to deal with part-time and fixed-term workers in a redundancy process, "bumping", redundancy and TUPE and how an employer should treat long-term absent employees during a redundancy process.…
 
In this month's podcast, we take a look at the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, which is being extended to all FCA authorised firms on 9 December this year. Partner Purvis Ghani and senior associate Richard Freedman give an overview of the regime and discuss the practical implications for employers including changes to contracts of employm…
 
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