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All posts by Priya Magar

Priya joined the Employment team in Febraury 2017 and specialises in employment law, advising clients in respect of both contentious and non-contentious matters. Her areas of employment law experience includes acting for clients on Employment Tribunal matters involving claims for unfair dismissal and discrimination and providing advice to a variety of clients on day-to-day employment issues such as disciplinary and performance management, sickness, redundancy, contracts of employment, HR policies, recruitment and managing staff exits. Priya has advised clients across a wide range of sectors including telecommunications, finance, insurance, media and retail.

Holiday Pay & Overtime – to include or not to include?

Most employers will be aware of the continued uncertainty surrounding the calculation of holiday pay but we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.  The Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) recently concluded that regular payments for voluntary overtime must be taken into account when calculating holiday pay. The clarification comes after a …

Holiday Pay & Overtime – to include or not to include?

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Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fees unlawful

The Supreme Court yesterday has allowed an appeal by Unison, holding that the current Employment Tribunal fees regime is unlawful, contrary to EU law and indirectly discriminatory. It found that the current fees regime had the effect of preventing the access to justice. In addition, it found that it was indirectly discriminatory towards women as …

Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fees unlawful

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Putting the ‘self’ into ‘self-employment’

The “Gig Economy”, and the employment status of those working within it, has certainly been under the spotlight this year. This has now been brought under a whole new focus as a result of the recent publication of the Taylor Review into modern working practices. Whilst the proposals in the recent Taylor Review are only …

Putting the ‘self’ into ‘self-employment’

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Dressing to impress – can employers take it too far?

What should I wear to work today? Not a controversial question for some. However, for others that decision is taken out of their hands – or at least restricted – as a result of dress codes stipulated by their employer. The issue of dress codes in the workplace is certainly a topic that creates a …

Dressing to impress – can employers take it too far?

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