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Diabetes as a Disability

Feb 2017

Disability is defined quite strictly in employment law. You are disabled if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial, adverse, long-term effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. It’s a neat checklist – in theory, anyway.

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Mobility Clauses and Redundancy

Feb 2017

If an employee has a mobility clause in their contract and, in a redundancy situation, it is reasonable for the employee to relocate, dismissal (and a redundancy payment) can sometimes be avoided.

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When Switching Off Is a Good Thing

Feb 2017

Has France got it right?

Under a new law, French companies with more than 50 workers have to enter into negotiations with employees about their use of digital devices. It’s to do with employees being able to assert their right to ignore their smartphones.

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Expired Warnings Taken into Account

Feb 2017

There is a reason why the warnings given to employees expire after a set period of time. It’s to wipe the slate clean. But, as this case shows, expired warnings aren’t always irrelevant to future disciplinary decisions.

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Get on Board with Reasonable Adjustments

Feb 2017

The wheelchair versus the buggy. It made for a catchy headline and press coverage over what constitutes reasonable adjustments.

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