Employment and HR News

The Use of E-cigarettes in the WorkplaceOctober 18, 2016

Legislation under the Health Act 2006 that prohibits smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces, on public transport and in vehicles used for work does...

Court of Appeal Rules on Holiday Pay and Unearned CommissionOctober 10, 2016

The Court of Appeal has handed down its ruling in Lock v British Gas Trading Limited and Others, concluding that the Employment Tribunal (ET) was...

Pregnancy Discrimination Care Assistant Wins Right to CompensationOctober 9, 2016

A nursing home care assistant who was paid less than she was contractually entitled to – and was discriminated against by her employer after she...

Michael Jackson Impersonator’s Move Sparks Employment DisputeSeptember 21, 2016

In an unusual case, which shows how important it is to act quickly if an employee breaches his or her contract of employment, a Blackpool...

Sacked University Professor Wins Right to CompensationSeptember 7, 2016

Just because an employee is partially to blame for his or her own dismissal does not make it fair. In one case that made that...

Court Rules Restrictive Covenants Are EnforceableAugust 29, 2016

In the recent case of Bartholomews Agri Food Limited v Thornton, the High Court found that a restrictive covenant included in the contract of employment...

Unlawfully Dismissed Football Manager Wins CompensationAugust 18, 2016

Constructive dismissal occurs when an employee resigns and can demonstrate that he or she is entitled to do so because the employer shows by their...

LLPs and Whistleblowing – EAT Gives GuidanceJuly 24, 2016

Members of limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are not 'employees', but they are 'workers' and are thus entitled to all the legal protections afforded by the...

Employer’s Refusal to Extend PHI Not Age DiscriminationJuly 12, 2016

In a case which emphasises the importance of clarity of language when providing information on employees' contractual entitlement to Permanent Health Insurance (PHI) benefits, the...

Company Acts to Prevent Former Employees Taking Its BusinessJune 30, 2016

If you suspect a current or former employee of disloyalty, the law can move extremely quickly to help you. In one case (M&E Global (Staffing)...