New Guidance On Dealing With Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Released By EHRC

New guidance for employers has been released this week on dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace. The guidance, which has been released by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC),...


How To Deal With An Employment Tribunal Claim From An Employee

Unfortunately, the majority of employers, at one time or another, will receive an Employment Tribunal claim from an employee, ex-employee, prospective employee or trade union. When this happens, it is...


Judge Rules That Ethical Veganism Is A ‘Philosophical Belief’

An Employment Tribunal Judge has ruled for the first time ever that ethical veganism amounts to a ‘philosophical belief’ and is therefore protected by law. The case was brought by...


What Will The General Election Result Mean For Employment Law?

Following last week’s Conservative Party win at the general election, it is anticipated that certain employment laws will be reviewed and revised. The changes that are most likely to be...


Can A Dismissal Be Discriminatory, Even If Later Retracted?

Yes, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Jakkhu v Network Rail. Jakkhu v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd Case background Mr Jakkhu suffered from ulcerative colitis. He lived in London and...


Disabled Workers Paid 16% Less On Average Than Non-Disabled Colleagues

Recent research by The Office of National Statistics’ (ONS) and Trades Union Congress (TUC) highlights the disadvantages suffered by disabled people in the workplace. Report into disabled workers pay In...


Covert Surveillance – A Breach Of The Right To Private Life?

The question of whether an employer can introduce covert surveillance over its employees has been a longstanding bone of contention in the Courts. In the recent case of Lopez Ribalda...


Employment Law Changes In 2020 – Is Your Business Prepared?

From 6th April 2020, as part of the Good Work Plan, significant employment law changes are planned to the requirement to provide employees with a written statement of the terms...


Employee Unfairly Dismissed For Sharing The Details Of A Confidential Document Left On An Office Printer

In the employment law case of Jagex Ltd v McCambridge, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) was asked to consider reductions in compensation where a Claimant has “contributed” to their dismissal...


Application Of TUPE

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) provide protection and rights to “employees” who work for a business or on a contract that is transferred to another...


UK Weather Warning – What Does The Law Say On Employee Rights During Flooding?

The UK is bracing for more rain this week – with the Met Office issuing yellow weather warnings alerting people to expect delays on the roads and possible rail and...


Labour’s Manifesto Pledges

On 21st November 2019, the Labour party published their manifesto ahead of the general election on 12th December 2019. The manifesto proposes significant changes to current employment law provisions, with...