Employment and HR Articles

Compensation for Injury to FeelingsOctober 22, 2017

Compensation in unfair dismissal cases is based on financial losses, but where the dismissal is also discriminatory, it is possible to claim damages for non-financial...

The GDPR – Will You Be Ready?October 22, 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the EU Data Protection Directive, is a comprehensive data protection regime aimed at achieving a high level...

Pension Rights for Gay Spouses and Civil PartnersOctober 22, 2017

The Supreme Court has handed down a ruling which means that all married gay couples and civil partners should receive equal pension rights. Paragraph 18 of...

Monitoring of Employee’s Emails Did Violate His Privacy RightsOctober 22, 2017

In the long-running case of Bărbulescu v Romania, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) looked at an employer's right to examine an employee's use...

In Brief: HSE Guidance on the Safe Use of Work EquipmentOctober 22, 2017

The Health and Safety Executive has a publication on what employers and others responsible for workplace health and safety should do in order to comply...

A Guide to Shared Parental LeaveJune 12, 2017

Regulations that came into force on 1 December 2014 made changes to the way in which eligible parents can take leave after the birth or...

E-cigarettes in the WorkplaceJune 12, 2017

Legislation under the Health Act 2006 that prohibits smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces, on public transport and in vehicles used for work does...

A Guide to the Gender Pay Gap Reporting RegulationsJune 12, 2017

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 came into force on 6 April 2017, introducing mandatory gender pay gap reporting on an...

A Guide to Equal Pay AuditsApril 9, 2017

Under the Equality Act 2010, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate between men and women in terms of their pay and conditions where...

Employees’ Right to Request Flexible Working ArrangementsFebruary 17, 2017

Since 30 June 2014, all employees have had the right to ask their employer for a change to their contractual terms and conditions of employment...

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