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Keep up to date with all that’s happening here at BPE, and read about the latest trends and issues in the law profession.

Employment

If you don’t have anything nice to say….

In the recent case of Pnaiser v NHS England and Coventry City Council, Ms Tennant, a referee for the Claimant, fell into the trap of giving a negative verbal reference regarding the Claimant’s significant absence from work, which resulted in the Claimant’s job offer being withdrawn and both parties being found liable for disability discrimination.

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Family

Celebrating Family Businesses across the Cotswolds

Each year, Cotswold Life’s Business and Professional Magazine invites industry experts from across the Cotswolds to highlight the region’s best family businesses in a number of categories for The Annual Cotswold Life Family Business Awards. Head of Private Client and Partner at BPE, Elizabeth Saunders, was among them.

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Employment

Could imposing a pay cut on your employees trigger collective consultation obligations?

The concept of “redundancy” for collective consultation purposes has always been interpreted quite widely. However, businesses may now need to think even more “creatively” following a recent European case, which found that an employee resigning in response to a pay cut imposed by an employer for economic reasons should be treated as a “redundancy” and should be taken into account in deciding whether the threshold for collective consultation was triggered.

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