Workplace Discrimination Against Vegans

A recent survey has found that almost half of the businesses questioned do nothing to accommodate vegan employees. The majority of employers surveyed (74%) were not aware that veganism could...


Social Media Policies At Work

Last week, Danny Baker was sacked by the BBC following a Tweet he posted regarding the royal baby. Instances such as this highlight the importance of employers having in place...


Personal Liability Of Company Directors

Can the directors of a limited company be personally liable for its breaches of an employment contract? The High Court in the case of Antuzis & Ors v DJ Houghton...


Physical Contact In The Workplace

A recent survey by Totaljobs has found that just over three quarters (76%) of UK employees want less physical contact in their jobs, and a number of workers want an...


Court Of Appeal Confirms Equal Pay Compensation Can Be Recovered From The Insolvency Service

Where an employer becomes insolvent, employees are able to recover certain outstanding payments from the Secretary of State. In the recent case of Graysons Restaurants Ltd v Jones, the Court...


2019 Employment Law Changes

During the last couple of weeks, there have been various employment law changes that have been outlined or introduced across the country, including The Employment Rights (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019...


EAT Find Failure To Hold Investigation Hearing Did Not Make Dismissal Unfair

In a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal, an employer (Jefferies International Ltd) was found to have unfairly dismissed an employee by failing to follow a fair process, having not allowed him...


Dismissal & Adverse Treatment Of Head Teacher Amounted To Constructive Dismissal & Sexual Orientation Discrimination

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently handed down its judgment in the case of Tywyn Primary School v Aplin where it found that a school’s dismissal of a Head...


Pregnant Police Officer Successful In Discrimination Claim Against Employer

The recent Employment Tribunal case of Town v The Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police involved a pregnant police officer who was removed from her front line responsibilities and...


Deal Or No Deal: What Does The Meaningful Vote Outcome Mean For EU Nationals?

There are around 3.5 million EU nationals and their families currently living in the UK – so businesses are understandably concerned about the impact Brexit will have on their workplace...


Suspending Employee Did Not Breach Implied Term Of Trust & Confidence

In the recent Court of Appeal case of London Borough of Lambeth v Agoreyo, the Court had to consider whether a school had breached the implied term of trust and...


How Will Brexit Affect Workers’ Rights In The UK?

EU law has impacted UK employment law with the provision of rights for part-time and fixed term workers, paid holiday entitlement, working time protection and agency worker rights, among others....