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legal alert: Mental health awareness

10 Oct 19

Mental health is finally being talked about in a more open way than it has been previously. And for some organisations, it is throwing up questions around how to support employees who have mental health issues.

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legal alert: When is it too hot to work?

25 Jul 19

Temperature gauges are rising across the UK – and your employees may be starting to feel the heat. Kerry Waters, associate at Watson Burton, looks at the implications for employers.

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legal alert: The do’s and don’ts of the work Christmas party

11 Dec 18

It’s that time of the year when work Christmas parties are already in full swing and people are enjoying the opportunity to loosen up and celebrate with their colleagues. The lines between work and play invariably get blurred and people are known for doing stupid things. Here are our top do’s and don’ts to help ensure you and your colleagues get through the night unscathed.

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legal alert: Is veganism a “philosophical belief” under the Equality Act?

05 Dec 18

In the wake of the resignation of William Sitwell, the editor of Waitrose Food magazine, over disparaging comments on vegans, veganism is in the spotlight and on the rise.

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legal alert: Company found vicariously liable for brain injury caused after a Christmas party

20 Nov 18

In Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2214, the Court of Appeal held a company was vicariously liable for an assault committed by its managing director on an employee after a Christmas party.

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