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Dress Codes, Jilbabs and Indirect Religious Discrimination

Religion is one of the nine ‘protected characteristics’ covered by the Equality Act 2010, which implements the Equal Treatment Framework Directive 2000/78/EC. This prohibits harassment and direct/indirect discrimination in respect of religion or belief of both job applicants and those in employment. Religious discrimination can also involve infringement of the Human Rights Act 1998 and […]

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E-Cigarettes: No smoke, but the potential for fire

According to a report in 2014 there are 2.1 million users of E-Cigarettes in the UK. With their meteoric rise in popularity comes aggressive debate about their safety and serious questions about their legal status. Some studies suggest that they are comparatively safe and help smokers to quit tobacco, but other influential groups (notably the […]

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Top tips for new businesses – Part II

In part 1 of my blog, I set out our top tips for establishing a new business vehicle and structure. It is equally, if not more, important to ensure that you have the appropriate contracts and registrations in place when you business is ready to start trading. Here are our top tips for safeguarding your […]

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