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Employment

Redundancy Pitfalls: Lessons from Barratt & Other v Gwynedd Council

The economic pressures of COVID-19 have unfortunately forced many employers to consider making redundancies. However, before doing so, it is important that employers ensure that the correct steps are followed. Barratt & Other v Gwynedd Council demonstrates that employees may bring successful claims against their employers if their employment rights are overlooked in a redundancy situation.

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Employment

Putting up Language Barriers: Discrimination Against Speakers of English as an Additional Language

It is estimated that approximately 7.7% of the UK population speak a language other than English or Welsh as their ‘main’ language (ONS 2011). The recent case of Khawaja v Transport for London illustrates why employers must be careful not to discriminate against employees based on their actual, or perceived, language proficiency.

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