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Conduct outside of work – when to put staff on the “naughty list”

Moving into the festive period we all want to enjoy it and be merry. However, there is always one (at least) who pushes it too far and makes themselves too merry, to the point they’re acting inappropriately, and causing anything but merriment to those around them...
LGBTQ+ employees and the World Cup

LGBTQ+ employees and the World Cup

Following on from our recent article on the potential implications of the World Cup for employers, and the recent naming of the England football squad, there is another issue regarding the World Cup that may affect you as an employer.  What is it?  Well, it is Qatar’s...

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Re-Run – Harassment – the rise of the banter defence

For those of you who missed out the first time, we’re re-running our Harassment and the rise of the banter defence event! Harassment claims under the Equality Act 2010 really have a sting in the tail, and more often than not, these claims come from “office banter.”...

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Football’s coming…..to work?

Football’s coming…..to work?

This winter, 20 November – 18 December to be precise, sees World Cup 2022 take place in Qatar and given how well we did at the men’s Euros last year (will we ever get over that missed penalty!?) England could be in it for the long haul. The time difference between the...

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Harassment – the rise of the banter defence

Harassment claims under the Equality Act 2010 really have a sting in the tail, and more often than not, these claims come from “office banter.” So, when does “office banter” cross the line? Can you as an employer rely on this as a defence? Well, we’re starting to see...

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Mini budget? Massive impact!

Mini budget? Massive impact!

We’re about 3 weeks into Liz Truss’ new government and boy is she coming out of the starting gates bold. On Friday 23rd September 2022, the new Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced his “mini budget”. Amongst a raft of new economic measures, there were the big headline...

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Employment Law Update – 12 October 2022

Employment Law Update – 12 October 2022

In this session we take a look at recent developments in Employment Law.  What will you learn at the event? We all know how quickly the world of employment law (and HR) changes.  Next month we are offering you the opportunity to get up to date with those changes, and...

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How do employers manage the additional Bank Holiday?

How do employers manage the additional Bank Holiday?

We at BMcPrecept were saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. At this very difficult time we hold King Charles III and the wider Royal Family in our hearts and minds. Those of us who have been following the constitutional formalities over the...

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The time has come: the end of remote right to work checks

The time has come: the end of remote right to work checks

I know you’ve heard it all before but believe me when I say that the temporary changes to the right to work checking process introduced by the government at the start of the dreaded pandemic are finally coming to an end on 30 September 2022 (subject, of course, to...

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