Restrictive covenants

September 2019

Restrictive covenants are clauses in employment contracts which protect a legitimate business interest by restricting what the employee can do both during and after their employment.

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Constructive knowledge of disability

September 2019

An employer will not discriminate against someone because of their disability if the employer did not know, and could not reasonably have been expected to know, that the employee was disabled.

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Whistleblowing

September 2019

An employee is unfairly dismissed if they were dismissed because they made a “protected disclosure”.

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Agency workers

September 2019

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) require that agency workers who are employed for more than 12 weeks receive the same basic terms and conditions of employment as permanent staff.

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ACAS annual report

September 2019

ACAS's annual report shows that early conciliation is in high demand following the removal of tribunal fees.

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