Category Archives: Employment law

Time To Google Equality

So it turns out that Google is no different to other large companies where mainly privileged men hold the majority of senior posts – and look out and look after each other. The revelations seeping out of Google are a … Continue reading

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The Gay Cake Case

The Gay Cake Case, also technically (and correctly) known as Lee (Respondent) v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and others (Appellants) (Northern Ireland). A final (and unanimous) decision was reached by The Supreme Court in London on 10th October 2018. The … Continue reading

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When To Turn Off

The UK works some of the longest hours in Europe, but still lags towards the bottom of the productivity scale – this is something that has confused economists and politicians for years. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), … Continue reading

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HR The Weapon Of Choice

It seems when reading press stories about certain high-profile companies, Uber, Tesla, Amazon etc. a lot of the coverage revolves around their employment practices (or abuse of). They have all appeared in the news for conduct that conflicts with their … Continue reading

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Equal Pay By Law

So all the equal pay kind words and half-hearted legislation in the UK (and Europe) has delivered little in the way of change and progress in the last 40 years. It is not that men are being paid more; it … Continue reading

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We Need To Talk About Harvey

We really need to talk about Harvey, or should that be all the Harveys. With all the press coverage over recent weeks, anyone would think this is a unique situation. The only factor that is unique is that it has … Continue reading

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The BBC – inform, educate, entertain & discriminate

So the recent revelations regarding what the BBC pays for talent are hardly revelations. The white old boys club that is the BBC has always offered more work and pay to those who look like the current Director General and … Continue reading

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The Bro Bubble

It looks like some (most) parts of the tech industry have a culture problem. Tech companies go out of their way to show a happy & shiny face to the world. However, underneath this is undermined by some of their … Continue reading

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Brexit Lessons

It looks like we are going for a hard Brexit, was there likely to be any other kind? Regardless of how you voted, knowing how we are going to leave is good news for all of us. However, we also … Continue reading

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What Happens To The LinkedIn Lovechild When You Split?

A recent and quite acrimonious case we came across involved a highly experienced and valued employee who left his employer to setup on his own. Unsurprisingly his extensive contacts, (both his own and those secured through his employment) were the … Continue reading

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