It is illegal to make recruitment decisions based on gender, race, religion, age, disability, marriage status or sexual orientation unless the job reasonably requires that specific characteristic. Positive discrimination is the attempt to address under-representation from certain groups by encouraging applications from those groups and is particularly prevalent in the public sector. In a recent…

What’s the best solicitors in Reading? When you are looking for a solicitors that you know is good, then you can often get a picture of a law firm from their Google Reviews. When they have a lot of good or great reviews then you can feel confident that they are a firm you can…

It’s very hard sometimes to keep up with all the legal implications of running a business. That’s why helping business owners with their contracts of employment and Statutory Sick Pay policies keeps me busy… So here’s a quick and brief summary for you on Statutory Sick Pay and who is entitled to it and when….

Clients often come to us having been handed a wad of paper, full of legal jargon, conspicuously titled “settlement agreement”. This can be an unnerving moment, even when it is expected. So, what is a settlement agreement? Put simply, a settlement agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee to compromise an employee’s…

Jess Varnish v British Cycling and UK Sport The long running dispute between Jess Varnish and British Cycling/UK Sport is to be heard before Manchester Employment Tribunal next week, with Varnish having begun legal proceedings after claiming that she was dropped from the UK’s elite cycling programme after failing to qualify for the 2016 Rio…

Do you own of run a company and are you worried that you’re not up to date with all the legal red tape? If you haven’t had a business legal MOT for a while or you’re worried about gaps in your company’s legal cover, then our specialist business solicitor and Partner, Martin Reynolds, may be…

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