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Consultation on extension of “protected period”

As a current Government consultation considers enhancing the legal protection for pregnant women and those on maternity leave by extending the ‘protected period’ to up to six months, we ask why it is considering this, and look at what this means for employers.

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Was an employer responsible for a post-Christmas party incident?

  Court of Appeal ruling says “yes” An employer was liable for their MD’s actions after the work’s Christmas party. Businesses can be held vicariously liable for the actions of their employees, even if they take place outside the workplace, rules the Court of Appeal. Previous position We reported on the High Court decision in […]

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