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3rd July 2018

Self-employed status – Pimlico Plumbers

In the Pimlico Plumbers case, the Supreme Court was asked to consider whether the label attached to their ‘self-employed’ contractors reflected the reality of their working arrangements, with a view to deciding if those contractors were ‘workers’ entitled to a range of benefits, including paid annual leave and the right not to be discriminated against. […]

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26th June 2018

Working outdoors in Hot Weather

The Lighthouse H&S advice line receives many queries each year from clients who have employees working outdoors in hot weather and want to know their obligations. With temperatures set to hit 30 degrees Celsius in many parts of the country this week, it’s important to ensure you have considered the additional risks faced by staff. […]

19th June 2018

Age discrimination in the workplace

As school leavers and graduates compete with an ageing population who need or want to work longer, there is an increasing risk to employers of employees bringing claims against them for age discrimination where they believe their career prospects have been adversely affected by how old they are.  This article outlines the main provisions of […]

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