Employment and HR News

Employers Must Be Proactive to Ensure Workers Get Proper BreaksJanuary 16, 2017

Except in certain circumstances, an adult worker whose daily working time is more than six hours is entitled to a 20-minute uninterrupted rest break as...

Diabetic Salesman Put Under Too Much Pressure to Meet TargetsDecember 30, 2016

A diabetic telephone salesman who was put under intense pressure to meet targets – and was eventually sacked for failing to do so – has...

Shared Parental Pay – Father Wins Sex Discrimination ClaimDecember 14, 2016

The introduction of the Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 has given eligible parents more flexibility as to how leave can be taken after the birth...

The Office Christmas PartyDecember 9, 2016

Having a Christmas party can be a brilliant way to thank your staff for all their hard work during the year, and to give the...

Disability – Protection of Pay Can Be a Reasonable AdjustmentDecember 1, 2016

In G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Limited v Powell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employer's duty to make reasonable adjustments where a provision,...

TUPE – No Service Provision Change to Commercial Bus CompanyNovember 21, 2016

In a recent case (CT Plus (Yorkshire) CIC v Black and Others), the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) provided important guidance on the operation of the...

Indirect Sex Discrimination and the Employer’s Legitimate Business AimsNovember 10, 2016

Under Section 19 of the Equality Act 2010, a female employee will succeed in a claim of indirect sex discrimination if she can show that...

Acas Guidance on Carrying Out Investigations in the WorkplaceNovember 2, 2016

When a problem arises in the workplace that cannot be resolved informally or quickly, it is important that the matter is dealt with fairly and...

Uber Drivers Win First Round of Employment Rights BattleNovember 1, 2016

In a ground-breaking decision, the Employment Tribunal (ET) has ruled that Uber drivers are workers, rather than being self-employed, and thus have the right to...

EAT Decision Reinforces Agency Workers’ RightsNovember 1, 2016

In a guideline decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has reinforced the rights of agency workers for the purposes of the protected disclosure ('whistleblowing') provisions...