Is It Lawful To Investigate Social Media Profiles During The Recruitment Process?

Although there is no specific law preventing employers from checking potential candidates’ social media profiles, care should be taken as there are associated risks. Potentials Risks One such risk is...


Employment Tribunal Fees: Latest Update

Following the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in July 2017 that the current fee regime is unlawful, the Employment tribunal in England and Wales has announced that “detailed arrangements” to refund...


Statistics Shows That Men Are More Likely To Have Mental Health Problems At Work

“Mind” the mental health charity, has published the results of a survey conducted from 15,000 employees across 30 organisations. The results suggest that men are more likely to suffer with...


Employment Status: The Taylor Review ‘Good Work’ Report

The Taylor Report, now called the ‘Good Work’ report, has now been published. Here is a summary of the proposals on employment law that emerge from the report. Keep the...


Whistleblowing: Public Interest Requirement

Can a disclosure which is in the private interest of the worker making it become in the ‘public interest’ because it also serves the (private) interests of other workers as well?...


Non-Compete Clause Invalidated As It Extended To Minor Shareholdings In A Competing Business

In the case of Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd, the Court of Appeal has set aside an injunction upholding a six-month non-compete restrictive covenant. The restriction sought to prevent the employee from...


‘Conduct’ Reason For Dismissal Does Not Entail Culpability

Does an employment tribunal have to find an employee ‘culpable’ when deciding if a dismissal is for conduct? No, held the EAT in JP Morgan v Ktorza. The Claimant worked...


Employment Tribunal & EAT Fees Declared Unlawful

As you may have seen in the news, in judicial review proceedings brought by Unison (R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor), the Supreme Court has declared that...


Supreme Court Rules Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful

Following a lengthy legal campaign by UNISON, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunals Fees Order 2013 is unlawful and prevents access to justice....


BBC Salary Report – Gender Pay Gap Reporting

The BBC has hit the headlines this week following the salaries of on-screen and on-air presenters being published. The report has sparked outrage and the BBC reportedly faces spending millions...


Can I Refuse Or Cancel An Employee’s Holiday?

With the holiday season just around the corner business owners are often too nervous to ask: “can I refuse or cancel an employee’s holiday?” Striking a good work-life balance is...


Employing University Students

Many university students will have finished the academic year now and will be looking for some work over the summer months to earn some cash. When employing university students, there are...