Lindsey Knowles

Restrictive covenants are essentially contractual clauses which restrain an employee from undertaking certain actions upon termination of employment.

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The experience of one young woman sent home from the workplace for not wearing heels led to country-wide debate. The House of Commons recently discussed an e-petition relating to dress codes and high heels in the workplace. The e-petition, launched by Nicola Thorp, was signed by over 152,000 people, with many calling on the government to review the law and, if necessary, push for changes to it.

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Uber, the well-known taxi-booking service, can no longer classify its drivers as self-employed, an employment tribunal ruled last week. The case has been described as a test case not only for the business model of ride-hailing firm Uber, but for the whole so-called "gig economy".

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