Employment and HR News

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...

Are You Ready for the World Cup?May 20, 2018

The 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup starts on Thursday 14 June with a match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. England’s first...

Mental Health Awareness Week – Acas Guidance for EmployersMay 15, 2018

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is focusing on stress. Whilst not a mental health...

Settlement Agreements and the Date of TerminationMay 3, 2018

Where there is an existing employment dispute, the communications that take place in order to reach a settlement agreement are normally subject to 'without prejudice'...

Ageism and the Hazards of Referring to Seniority or Length of ServiceApril 18, 2018

References to 'seniority' or 'length of service' can all too easily be read as impermissible references to an employee's age, a point which was made...

Government Consults on Aspects of the Parental Bereavement BillMarch 28, 2018

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill was introduced into Parliament as a Private Members' Bill in July 2017. The Bill is being supported by...

Unfair Competition by Former Employees – The Law Can Move Fast!February 16, 2018

If key workers leave your employment and you are concerned that they may breach their contracts by setting up in competition, the law can move...

Government Responds to the Taylor Review of Employment PracticesFebruary 8, 2018

In October 2016, the Prime Minister commissioned Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and a...

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