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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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Litigation

How to combat mental health workplace discrimination

When situations at work turn hostile or blatantly discriminatory it can be very difficult to deal with. Even more so if these behaviours are in relation to mental health or illness. Such discrimination can often be subtle and go unnoticed for long periods of time, particularly as mental health is...

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Employment Law

What effect will Brexit have on workers' rights?

Following Brexit, the UK Government has committed to protect workers’ rights, and “seek out opportunities to enhance protections when that is the right choice for UK workers.” But what could the immediate effect of leaving the EU have on workers’ rights, and how informed are workers about...

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Employment Law

What the 2018 budget has in store for employers

On 29 October 2018, Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget speech to the House of Commons. Below is a summary of the announcements that directly impact on employers. Increase in National Living Wage The Government pledge to achieve a national minimum wage of £9.00 by 2020, would...

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