Contents tagged with Inclusion

  • Tis’ the season…to be inclusive!

    Tags: Christmas, Inclusion, discrimination

    The holiday season is in full swing at SCE Solicitors. We’ve had a festive team photo-shoot, arranged our upcoming secret Santa exchange, and we have a team holiday meal planned for next week. 

    Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, enjoying the festive period of Christmas, looking forward to ringing in the New Year or just enjoying the seasonal snow flurries, one thing you’re sure to be surrounded by at this time of year is festive food. 

    One of the many things we pride ourselves on at SCE Solicitors is inclusivity. When we considered options for our team meal, we looked to restaurants that would accommodate the variety of dietary requirements of our staff (gluten-free, vegan, pescatarian, halal, nut-free). It’s important to ensure that no-one feels … more

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  • Seasonal Workers: Key Contractual Issues for Employers

    Tags: Employment Status, ukemplaw, Seasonal Workers, Contractual Issues, Fixed-term, Pat-time, Casual workers, Agency workers, Young persons, EmploymentLaw

    In sectors such as hospitality, tourism, retail and agriculture, seasonal peaks can bring an influx of work at certain times of the year. A common solution for employers in these sectors is to recruit additional employees during these periods. Below we set out the key contractual considerations for employers to bear in mind when hiring seasonal employees. 

    Fixed-term employees

    An individual recruited to cover seasonal work may be taken on for a limited period of time. A fixed-term contract is therefore often used, with that contract ending on a specific date or on completion of a particular project.

    An individual employed on a fixed-term contract is protected against less favourable treatment compared to permanent employees. For example, if an employer excludes the fixed-term … more

    

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