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  • Overview

    In April's edition of Workplace Law, we look at dismissing employees who have been on long term sickness, the apprenticeship levy and provide clarity on the indirect discrimination test.

    Please click on the links below to read the different articles included in this month's Workplace Law.

    Sick of waiting for employees to return from a long term illness?

    Three words that cause nervousness and discomfort for all employers:  “long-term sickness”. 

    Alexander Millward discusses the case of O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, a tale of caution to all employers looking to dismiss an employee who has been on long-term sick.

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    Just plain disadvantage, not reasons why? Indirect discrimination test clarified

    The much anticipated judgement in one of the biggest cases for interpreting indirect discrimination was handed down this month.

    Elizabeth Maxwell outlines the case and discusses what a Supreme Court ruling could mean for employers in the future with regards to PCP's and indirect discrimination.

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    The new apprenticeship levy – the basics you need to know

    As of the 6 April 2017 the government brought in the new apprenticeship levy.

    George Liley explains a few of the basics you need to know, including what it is, how much it is, who pays it and how it's paid.

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