Homa Wilson
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Returning to work? Plan for a smooth start

Towards the end of last year, the Government Equalities Office announced a fund of £600,000 to help vulnerable women return to work. This includes providing assistance to women who have experienced issues such as homelessness, domestic abuse and mental health problems. The government also recognises that women with caring responsibilities are significantly disadvantaged. Caring responsibilities,...
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Tackling Islamophobia | Islamophobia Awareness Month

November is Islamophobia Awareness Month. Islamophobia is defined as a dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims. The campaign is particularly apposite given the national increase in hate crimes. Recent Home Office data shows that most religious hate crime – 52 per cent of all offences – were aimed at Muslims. Homa Wilson is...
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Brexit and Relocations – what are your rights if your employer announces your job is relocating abroad?

Since the referendum to leave the European Union, in June 2016, many companies immediately began putting in place contingency plans to ensure their post-Brexit survival. Over two years down the line, there is still much uncertainly surrounding the details of our departure. As things stand, we are scheduled to leave the EU on Friday, 29...
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Fees for employment tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful – what does this mean for those pursuing claims against their employers?

Since 2013 those issuing claims in the Employment Tribunal were required to pay an issue fee, unless they qualified for remission and, a further fee payable before the actual hearing. Failure to pay these fees led to claims being rejected or dismissed. Unsurprisingly, the introduction of fees led to a significant reduction in the number...
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Are you being paid less than your male colleague?

The gender pay gap is a very hot topic, not just among policy makers but also for companies that will have to comply with gender pay reporting rules due to come into effect in April 2017. A recent report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), The Gender Wage Gap, highlighted that gender wage differences...
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