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United Kingdom: Trade union law changes (agency workers and increase in damages) now in force

United Kingdom - August 2 2022 Following the government’s recent announcement, Parliament has approved the removal of the prohibition on businesses using temporary workers…

Mandy Li, Jonathan Tuck

United Kingdom: Draft law banning exclusivity clauses in low-income worker contracts

United Kingdom - July 25 2022 Draft regulations that extend the ban on exclusivity clauses in employment contracts from those on zero-hours contracts to include those…

Rachel Farr, Carl Richards

United Kingdom: Belief in ethical veganism that extends to breaking the law is not protected

United Kingdom - July 21 2022 An Employment Tribunal has held that a Claimant’s belief in ethical veganism that extended to taking positive action to reduce or prevent the…

Mandy Li, Carl Richards

United Kingdom: Government announces new statutory code on the practice of ‘fire and rehire’

United Kingdom - April 20 2022 The practice of ‘fire and rehire’, where an employer dismisses a worker and then re-engages them on different (sometimes perceived as less…

Mandy Li, Annabel Mackay

United Kingdom: Government publishes “Inclusive Britain” response to Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities’ Report

United Kingdom - April 1 2022 In 2021, the government commissioned Dr. Tony Sewell to chair a new Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) to investigate race and…

Monica R. Kurnatowska, Mandy Li