Employment and HR Latest News

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...

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The Right to Privacy and the Workplace

In the long-running case of Bărbulescu v Romania, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) looked at an employer's right to examine an employee's use...

Tougher Rules on Illegal Working Now In Force

The Immigration Act 2016 contains a wide range of measures, including new rules intended to crack down on businesses that employ those who do not...

Varying Employees’ Contracts of Employment

If an employer is seeking to make changes to employees' contracts of employment, it is important to remember that where this will necessitate adverse changes...

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...

Vicarious Liability in the Workplace

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...

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