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Do UK Employees Now Need to Work Past 65?

The majority of employees in the United Kingdom now expect to work past the age of 65, if recent research from Canada Life Group Insurance is to be believed. The survey found that approximately 61 per cent of UK employees expect to work beyond the ‘normal’ retirement. Interestingly, this percentage changes depending on the age […]

Should Employers Do More to Support Employees During Divorce/Separation?

Consensus Collaboration Scotland – an organisation comprised of Scottish lawyers, family consultants and financial specialists – have conducted research into how family breakups in employee’s personal lives are affecting Scottish businesses.   Last year, the Centre for Social Justice estimated that the annual cost to the government of a family breakdown was £46 billion, but […]

Does Surrogacy Entitle Mothers to Maternity Leave?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently ruled that European Law does not provide mothers with any maternity leave entitlement where a surrogate has carried and given birth to the child. The ruling, cleared some of the confusion in this complex area of law, which was caused by two Advocates Generals […]

Early intervention in workplace disputes proves beneficial

The use of the Pre-claim Conciliation Service (PCC) from Acas has proved beneficial to both employers and employees in settling workplace disputes, according to independent studies commissioned by Acas. A recent evaluation of PCC found that: nearly nine out of ten employers who used PCC said that they would use it again, two thirds of […]

Managers pressured to behave unethically at work

Over three fifths (63%) of managers have been expected to behave unethically at some point in their career, according to research published by the Institute of Leadership & Management and Business in the Community. The findings are interesting from a legal point of view, as management pressure may have a bearing on some employment disputes, […]