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New Acas guidance – Age discrimination for employers

New Acas guidance – Age discrimination for employers

Acas has published new guidance on age discrimination for employers. Age discrimination at work – treating someone unfairly because of age – is against the law apart from in very limited circumstances...

Brexit and Employment Law update

Brexit and Employment Law update

July 2018 has seen many memorable headlines, however Brexit continues to dominate the news, with the current state of affairs appearing somewhat, shall we say, uncertain...

New Acas Guidance – The 2018 World Cup and Religion or Belief Discrimination

New Acas Guidance – The 2018 World Cup and Religion or Belief Discrimination

Acas has released two new guides on The 2018 World Cup and Religion or Belief Discrimination...

Dress codes in the workplace

Dress codes in the workplace

HR Professionals may recall the highly publicised case from 2016 of Nicola Thorp, a 27 year old receptionist working as a temp via an agency, Portico, for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Part of the Portico formal dress code was for women to wear high heels. When Nicola turned up to work in flat...

New Vento Bands

New Vento Bands

Compensation for awards in discrimination is unlimited and will normally include a sum to represent financial losses (both past and future) and an award for injury to feelings. Injury to feelings are based on Vento guidelines, and these sums are subject to regular inflationary increases...

#MeToo and Beyond – Time to take Sexual Harassment Allegations Seriously (Part 2)

#MeToo and Beyond – Time to take Sexual Harassment Allegations Seriously (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog, we discussed the fact that employers are vicariously liable for employees’ actions ‘in the course of employment’, and that this definition can be very wide. We looked at examples, and noted that employers need to be able to demonstrate they have taken ‘all reasonable...

New Employment Tribunal Statistics Published

New Employment Tribunal Statistics Published

The Ministry of Justice has published the provisional tribunal statistics for October to December 2017.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – The clock is ticking

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – The clock is ticking

The deadline for private and voluntary sector employers who had 250 or more employees on 5 April 2017 to publish their gender pay gap information is rapidly approaching...

10 steps to fairly manage disciplinary issues

10 steps to fairly manage disciplinary issues

Most employers will, at some stage, have to deal with misconduct by employees. When doing so, it is important to ensure that a fair procedure is followed. It is also important to act consistently and reasonably in relation to any action that is taken...

#MeToo and Beyond – Time to take sexual harassment allegations seriously (Part 1)

#MeToo and Beyond – Time to take sexual harassment allegations seriously (Part 1)

The #MeToo movement has not increased incidents of sexual harassment, but it may well increase reporting of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace as employees feel more empowered to speak out. It is important for employers to handle situations sensitively and professionally...

Holiday Pay Disarray – King v The Sash Window Workshop Limited

Holiday Pay Disarray – King v The Sash Window Workshop Limited

This momentous ECJ ruling is expected to bring holiday pay litigation back to the top of the agenda for many employers in the UK. The consequences of this ruling are far-reaching and potentially financially disastrous for some business models. The ECJ has again made it abundantly clear that the...

Is suspending an employee pending a disciplinary hearing always the right thing to do?

Is suspending an employee pending a disciplinary hearing always the right thing to do?

Employers often suspend employees pending a disciplinary hearing. This can either be to keep them out of the way whilst the investigation is carried out, or because the employer is concerned about the potential for acts of misconduct to take place in the meantime. Most employers assume that...