Tags: Legal

Part-time workers dramatically more confident in their job security

The latest figures from Legal & General’s Job Security Index show that UK workers’ confidence in their job security has risen to 76%. This is a 4% increase on last year, when confidence levels were shown to be at an Index low of 72% for a six month period from July to December 2013. The only time confidence levels…

2014 could hold major repercussions for workplace relations

2014 is set to be another busy year in the world of employment law. As well as the on-going ‘root and branch’ Employment Law review by the government, a number of judicial decisions with major repercussions for future workplace relations are set to be announced. Arpita Dutt, a senior partner with City employment law specialists…

Prestigious Law Awards honour top law firms for Training Contracts & Vacation Schemes 2013-14

AllAboutLaw.co.uk are proud to announce the winners of their Top Law Firms for Training Contracts & Vacation Schemes awards 2013-14, sponsored by cv mail (Thompson Reuters), in which leading law firms from across the U.K. gathered to honour the best employers for vacation schemes and training contracts in a range of categories. The awards are…

Volunteers do not have same legal rights as staff

The Supreme Court has ruled that laws to protect workers from discrimination do not cover volunteers unless they have a contract, or are undergoing vocational training. A Citizens Advice Bureau volunteer, who tried to take her legal claim for the same employment rights as an employee all the way to Europe, has been stopped by…

New Legal & General boss challenges employers to do more about mental health

Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive of Legal & General has challenged employers to do more about mental health in the workplace. This morning, in advance of his speech on mental health, the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP visited Legal & General to talk about the work they are doing to address the issue. Commenting on…

Legal & General on ESA statistics: “Early intervention support is vital for employers

Diane Buckley, Legal & General’s Group Protection Managing Director, has this morning responded to the latest Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) statistics released by the Department for Work and Pensions. The statistics, released quarterly, show that for all new claims between December 2011 – February 2012, the results of the initial Work Capability Assessment (WCA)…

Mayer Brown launches employment law podcast series discussing the impact on employers of the most recent legal developments

Leading global law firm Mayer Brown announced the launch of the UK employment law podcast series. The podcasts are another avenue to inform clients about important legal developments and trends that affect their business, and enable employers to be on top of the opportunities offered by change as well as the challenges. The fortnightly podcasts…

Legal & General expand Group Critical Illness Cover for customers

Legal & General is proud to announce upgraded improvements to their award-winning Group Critical Illness Cover. Legal & General’s Group Critical Illness Cover will now also include cover for aplastic anaemia, bacterial meningitis, cardiomyopathy, encephalitis and liver failure. In addition, the survival period has also been reduced from 30 to 14 days for most illnesses.…

Royal embroiled in sexual discrimination case

The head gardener at a royal estate is suing her employer for sexual discrimination, after she was “turfed out” of her position. Amanda Hill, who worked for Queen Noor of Jordan, alleges that a male colleague was given a pay rise and responsibilities which allowed him to do her job. After complaining about her treatment…