Employment and HR News

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...

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...