Employment and HR Articles

Risk Assessments for Breastfeeding Mothers

EU Directive 92/85/EEC is aimed at protecting the health and safety of women in the workplace who are pregnant, have recently given birth or are...

Acas Issues Guidance on Employment References

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has issued guidance informing job applicants and employers of the legal requirements appertaining to employment references. Where a reference...

Vicarious Liability

The Supreme Court has ruled in two cases that dealt with the vicarious liability of employers for incidents that took place at work. Employee's Extreme Acts In...

The General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaced the EU Data Protection Directive, came into force on 25 May 2018 and now, together with the...

When Does Notice of Termination Take Effect?

Exactly when notice of termination takes effect can impact on an employee's entitlement to certain benefits or employment rights. In the absence of an express...

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Employment and HR News

Whistleblowing – Information or Allegation?October 30, 2018

In Cavendish Munro Professional Risks Management Limited v Geduld, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) established the principle that, for the purposes of the whistleblowing provisions...

Zero Hours Contracts – Legal Protections Are Not All One Way!October 15, 2018

The debate about zero hours contracts has very much focused on the perceived lack of protection they provide to workers. However, as a case concerning...

Unfair Dismissal – What is the Legal Effect of a Successful Internal Appeal?October 4, 2018

If an employee is dismissed but that decision is subsequently overturned following an internal appeal, does the latter decision wipe out the effect of the...

Risk Assessments for Breastfeeding MothersSeptember 17, 2018

EU Directive 92/85/EEC is aimed at protecting the health and safety of women in the workplace who are pregnant, have recently given birth or are...

The ‘Final Straw’ and Constructive DismissalAugust 9, 2018

It is an implied term of any contract of employment that an employer should not act in a way that is likely to destroy or...

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