Modern Slavery Act

modern slavery

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires organisations with a turnover of more than £36m to produce a ‘slavery and human trafficking statement’ once a year. Are you ready for the deadline of 31 March 2017? The Act requires that this statement must be published for each financial year ending on or after 31st March 2016. […]

The Modern Slavery Act 2015

Modern Slavery Act 2015

Whilst not directly employment law related, we have received a number of queries in relation to The Modern Slavery Act 2015, the final provisions of which are likely to be bought into force this month. It appears that a number of PR/ business consultancy organisations have launched email campaigns to target companies with a view […]

Illegal Contracts

right to work checks

An employee working under an illegal contract of employment can be prevented from relying on certain statutory and contractual employment rights, such as pursuing an unfair dismissal or breach of contract claim. The question in the case of Hounga v Allen was whether they are also barred from bringing a discrimination claim. In this case, […]