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Employment law updates - hear from Harry Taylor

21 November 2019

As part of our regular updates for in-house lawyers, Harry looks at some topics that frequently arise in Employment Tribunal claims; for example covert recording which is becoming an increasingly difficult evidential area to navigate in the context of internal process meetings being used as evidence in Tribunal proceedings.

Harry also briefly explores the legal developments to the Gig economy. Case law has indicated that personal service and the practical reality of any contractor arrangement will be important when determining whether those individuals are actually entitled to some employment rights. In addition, Harry takes a quick look at what ‘life after Brexit’ might look like for employment lawyers.

Watch our short highlights video to hear Harry discuss more on employment law updates

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