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Managing Redundancies in Scotland

On establishment of the Scottish parliament in July 1999, employment rights and duties and industrial relations were matters which were reserved to the UK government and this remains the position for the foreseeable future. Accordingly, both before the creation of the Scottish parliament and since, ...

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Employment Law

What is Access to Work?

Access to Work is a Government scheme where employees and job applicants with a disability can apply for a grant to pay for practical support to help either start employment or stay in work.  Practical support could mean things like paying for the cost of special equipment, fares to work, a...

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Employment Law

Fit for Work scheme to be scrapped

The Fit for Work initiative was introduced in September 2015 as a scheme to help employees stay in or return to work by providing free, expert and impartial general health and work advice to employees, employers and GPs. The aim was to reduce absence and sick pay costs by enabling employees to...

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Employment Law

Sexual harassment myth busters – suspension

Claims of harassment, whether current or historical, are everywhere at the moment. Regardless of your view on the legitimacy of some of these, what is undeniable is that employers can’t continue to make allowances for the types of conduct that are being reported without risking significant legal...

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