newsletter – salaried partners

The status of a “salaried partner” can be important.  This is so not only if a firm is in financial difficulty (as partners but not staff are generally liable for a firm’s debts) but also for employment law purposes (as partners, not being “employees”, do not have many employment law rights such as unfair dismissal rights).  With the…

newsletter – phoney discrimination claims

One of the problems with anti-discrimination law is that it sometimes results in “phoney claims”.  The problem must, of course, be kept in perspective and overall the fact that the law is sometimes abused is a small price to pay for the valuable protections it affords to genuine victims. The problems of phoney claims generally centre around job…

newsletter – discrimination: religion or belief

Along with the rest of British anti-discrimination law the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 were replaced by the Equality Act 2010 with effect from 1 October 2010.  Reflecting changes originally made in 2007, the new wording ensures that any philosophical belief is covered whether or not it is “similar” to a religious belief. This…