Employment and HR News

Whistleblowing – Information or Allegation?October 30, 2018

In Cavendish Munro Professional Risks Management Limited v Geduld, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) established the principle that, for the purposes of the whistleblowing provisions...

Zero Hours Contracts – Legal Protections Are Not All One Way!October 15, 2018

The debate about zero hours contracts has very much focused on the perceived lack of protection they provide to workers. However, as a case concerning...

Unfair Dismissal – What is the Legal Effect of a Successful Internal Appeal?October 4, 2018

If an employee is dismissed but that decision is subsequently overturned following an internal appeal, does the latter decision wipe out the effect of the...

Risk Assessments for Breastfeeding MothersSeptember 17, 2018

EU Directive 92/85/EEC is aimed at protecting the health and safety of women in the workplace who are pregnant, have recently given birth or are...

The ‘Final Straw’ and Constructive DismissalAugust 9, 2018

It is an implied term of any contract of employment that an employer should not act in a way that is likely to destroy or...

The ‘Final Straw’ and Constructive DismissalAugust 9, 2018

It is an implied term of any contract of employment that an employer should not act in a way that is likely to destroy or...

Dealing With Employee ReferencesJuly 30, 2018

Contrary to popular belief, except in certain sectors (e.g. education and financial services), employers are not legally obliged to provide those who leave their employment...

Workplace Whistleblowing ProtectionJune 14, 2018

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 – often referred to as the 'Whistleblowing' Act – gives workers legal protection when disclosing information relating to crimes,...

Supreme Court Rejects Pimlico Plumbers’ Appeal in Employment Status CaseJune 12, 2018

There have been a number of recent cases looking at the precise nature of the employment status of those working for employers who like their...

Small Family Company Overturns Pregnancy Discrimination FindingJune 3, 2018

Quite apart from any breach of sex discrimination law which might occur, it is automatically unfair dismissal if an employer dismisses a female employee for...

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