Workplace Dress Codes

A workplace dress code enforced by a business can sometimes be a contentious subject amongst its employees, and it can often be a hard balancing act for employers between allowing...


LGBT Discrimination In The Workplace

Discrimination against LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) individuals in the workplace remains a live issue, with surveys reporting that strong employer prejudices exist in respect of the recruitment of...


TUPE: Five Month Gap Does Not Prevent TUPE Transfer

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (known as ‘TUPE’), apply to organisations of all sizes and protect employees’ rights when the organisation or service they work for...


Data Breach Complaints Increase

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reported a substantial increase in the number of complaints relating to alleged data protection breaches since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came in...


New ACAS Guidance On Employee References

Employment references can be a useful recruitment tool which can provide organisations with an insight in to how candidates have performed for previous employers and confirm whether they possess the...


The Right To Be Accompanied – Can It Really Affect The Fairness Of A Dismissal?

In short, yes it can. So said the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith EAT/0236/17. Section 10 of the Employment Rights Act 1999 provides...


Flexible Working – Not Just 9 to 5

A recent survey carried out by YouGov has revealed that just 6% of people in the UK still work a traditional ‘9am to 5pm’ working day, with 66% saying they...


Equal Pay – Employees Discussing Salaries

The subject of equal pay has been in the news a lot during the last couple of years following the introduction of The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information)...


Netflix’s Head of Communications Dismissed For Making Racially Insensitive Remarks

Jonathan Friedland, Head of Communications at Netflix, has been dismissed after making racially insensitive remarks during internal meetings. It has been reported that Mr Friedland used the ‘N-word’ in a...


What Businesses Need To Know About Workplace Pension Re-Enrolment

Businesses that fail to re-enrol certain workers into the workplace pension scheme every three years could end up being fined by The Pensions Regulator (TPR). Workplace pensions are arranged by...


Right To Work In The UK – Afzal v East London Pizza Ltd t/a Dominos Pizza

In Afzal v East London Pizza Ltd t/a Dominos Pizza, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered a case where a Claimant had been dismissed and not offered a right of...


Holiday Pay and Voluntary Overtime – Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust

In Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that voluntary overtime should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay if it is paid...