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Here you will find all the latest news from the SCE team. In this section we will feature news about what we have been up to, recent mentions in the press, information about the work we do in the community and lots more.

Monthly Archive September 2016

Social Media Gone Mad

As an employment lawyer, it seems like I can’t get through one week without seeing at least one news story on the use, or more accurately misuse, of social media by employees.  This week’s news reported that Coronation Street actor Marc Anwar had been dismissed, allegedly for his activity on Twitter.  Here I take a look at this story in more detail and advise what preventative measures employers should be taking to minimise misuse.

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Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Employees

What could be viewed as a reasonable adjustment for a disabled employee is a question that has been debated for some time.  Some adjustments appear straightforward whilst others are viewed as going beyond what would be considered reasonable.  A recent case in the news puts pay protection on the list as a reasonable adjustment.  Here we take a look at the case in point and offer some tips on some other adjustments that have been considered reasonable.

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Employment status: self-employed, employee or worker?

Employment status always seems to rear its head from time to time.  The latest case to hit the headlines concerns the taxi hire firm Uber, with some of its drivers pursuing an Employment Tribunal claim stating they are workers with employment rights rather than self-employed, as Uber alleges.  Whilst we await the outcome, it serves as a prompt reminder that employment status can be somewhat confusing for both employers and employees.

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