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    | Markel Law
    Too ill to work, too broke not to
    A recent report by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, a charity set up by Martin Lewis (the founder of Money Saving Expert) and funded by insurers, Aviva, estimates that poor mental health costs UK employers up to £42 billion a year. The report also estimates that 300,000 people with long-term mental health conditions lose their job each year.
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    | Rianda Markram
    2019 Key Developments
    Looking ahead: We summarise the key developments in employment law for small and medium sized businesses in 2019 and beyond. Read our blog here to find out more.
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    | Rianda Markram
    ICO issues first fines for non-payment of fee
    It’s been several months since the introduction of the new data protection rules. The ICO has recently fined the first organisations for non-payment of the data protection fee. Read our blog to find out more. 
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    | Hannah Thomas
    When is a disability an excluded condition for employment law purposes? Read our blog here to find out more.
    Employment law legislation excludes certain conditions from the definition of disability, including a tendency to steal, set fires, or physically or sexually abuse other persons.  Where an employee's disability manifests in an accepted excluded condition, an employer may take disciplinary action, including dismissal, provided that the steps taken by the employer are part of a fair process and the reason for the action relates to the excluded condition and not to the underlying disability.  As set out in a recent case, the tribunals will determine if the employee has an excluded condition before deciding how that excluded condition relates to the alleged disability discrimination. 
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