Employment and HR News

EAT Criticises Perfunctory Treatment of Sacked Property ManagerMarch 9, 2017

In a recent case (Thomas v BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory and Property Management UK Limited), a senior property management company employee who was made...

Sacked Maritime Armed Guard Has Compensation Hopes BoostedFebruary 28, 2017

Where there is a complaint of misconduct, an employer will not normally be judged to have acted reasonably unless a full and fair investigation into...

New Minimum Wage RatesFebruary 21, 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his Autumn Statement that the following changes to the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage...

Disability Discrimination – A Question of Cause and EffectFebruary 17, 2017

Findings of disability discrimination require proof not only of unfavourable treatment but also of a causal connection between that treatment and a person's disability. That...

Government Review of Employment Tribunal FeesFebruary 15, 2017

The Ministry of Justice has published its long-awaited review of Employment Tribunal (ET) fees, which were introduced in July 2013. This concluded that the objectives for...

Changes to Employment Law – 2014February 15, 2017

Changes to employment law and practice are normally implemented in either April or October in order to make life easier for employers, who must ensure...

Extension of Flexible Working Rights – New Implementation DateFebruary 15, 2017

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced that the extension of the right to request flexible working arrangements to all employees who have...

Are You Prepared for the World Cup?February 15, 2017

The 2014 FIFA World Cup starts next Thursday, with England’s first match, against Italy, due to kick off at 11pm on Saturday, 14 June. Employers...

Dismissal When Final Written Warning ‘Manifestly Inappropriate’February 8, 2017

Workplace disciplinary processes often have a number of distinct phases, and legal errors in any one of them can be enough to infect the whole....

Whistleblowing Bus Driver Was Unfairly DismissedJanuary 24, 2017

A worker who 'blows the whistle' on wrongdoing in the workplace can claim unfair dismissal if he or she is dismissed for doing so. A...