Category: Legal

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Early conciliation and time limits

I blogged here and here that from 6 May 2014, it is compulsory for claimants to contact ACAS and attempt “early conciliation” (EC) before they can issue a claim in the Employment Tribunal. The time limit will...

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Whose rights take precedence: gay or religious belief?

The County Court for Northern Ireland has today delivered judgment in the well published ‘Gay Cake’ case of Lee v Ashers Baking Co Ltd et al (unreported), determining that a gay customer’s rights to...

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Legal basis for the Access to Work scheme

Following on from my post here, I undertook some further research into the statutory basis for the Access to Work scheme, on the understanding that the Secretary of State for the Department of Work...

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Converting civil partnerships to marriage

The Government has announced the position in relation to same-sex marriages for those already in a civil partnership following the enactment of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. From 10 December 2014, same-sex...