The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it means for employers and employees

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it means for employers and employees Article written by Naylah Hamour, Partner in our Employment and dispute resolution department. Most employers have now heard of the GDPR, although many do not yet know what the Regulation involves or what it will mean for their business. Many businesses […]

It’s snowing! – What are my legal rights as a worker?

by Anna Crayton, Solicitor in Employment and Dispute Resolution Team As the heavy snow fall continues causing major disruption to travel and hundreds of schools up and down the county remain closed, many commuters are finding themselves stranded at home without access to the rail network or roads. If you find yourself unable to get […]

The Taylor Review – Will it make a difference?

The Taylor Review – Will it make a difference?  Article written by Louise Rogers, Senior Associate Employment lawyer. It is impossible to have missed the many legal challenges to employment status brought by Uber and Deliveroo drivers and others working in the “gig” economy over the last 12 months. Staff have repeatedly alleged that they […]

Fixed Term Employees

Fixed Term Employees Article written by Louise Rogers. I am often asked by employers and HR advisers to either prepare, or advise on, fixed term employment contracts. There are many reasons why a fixed term contract can be more suitable than a permanent one. Examples include maternity cover; for the duration of a project; or […]

Breastfeeding – what are your rights in the workplace?

  Breastfeeding – what are your rights in the workplace? Article by Louise Rogers, Senior Associate.   What does “breastfeeding” mean? It covers both feeding the baby and expressing milk. What are an employer’s obligations towards breastfeeding employees? All employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in the […]

Naylah Hamour

Naylah Hamour Employment & Dispute Resolution Partner with DWFM Beckman Solicitors The Deloitte Multicultural Network celebrated Black History Month with the theme of “Black Futures”. As part of this they sought reflections from black leaders in their fields, from within and outside Deloitte, to reflect on their careers and to provide insight on how they […]

Sexual harassment in the workplace – Don’t suffer in silence!

Article written by Anna Crayton, Solicitor in our Employment and dispute resolution team. Sexual harassment in the workplace – Don’t suffer in silence! Hollywood film mogul, Harvey Weinstein has been fired by the board of his own company, Miramax, after revelations about his inappropriate sexual behaviour towards past colleagues had created a toxic working environment […]

DWFM Beckman Employment Team ranked in the Legal 500 2017 edition.

DWFM Beckman Employment Team ranked in the Legal 500 2017 edition. We are delighted to have been recommended and ranked highly within the Legal 500 2017/2018 edition for our work in Employment Law dealing with Employers and Senior Executives! The Employment Team has been described as ‘extremely strong’ providing advice to senior executives across the […]

Ramadan – is your workplace ready?

What is Ramadan and when does it take place? Ramadan is an annual festival and a four week period during which observant Muslims fast each day from sunrise to sunset. Fasting includes not eating food, drinking liquids or smoking. Ramadan is also a time of prayer and charity, whether making donations or participating in charitable […]