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It can often be a minefield when looking to terminate an employee’s employment. An employer must ensure they act fairly and reasonably in relation to any decision taken. In this blog, we have set out areas to consider before embarking on a dismissal process...
27th Oct 2016 by esphr in Legal
Dress codes in the workplace have been hitting our headlines recently. In May this year, a woman was reportedly sent home from her job as a receptionist for refusing to comply with a dress code requiring her to wear two to four inch heels.
18th Oct 2016 by esphr in Legal
An Employment Tribunal has considered, for the first time, whether different parental leave policies for men and women can be discriminatory. The case will be of persuasive guidance to other Tribunals.
10th Oct 2016 by esphr in Legal
National Minimum Wage (NMW) problems in the care sector have been never been far from the news since the highly publicised case of Whittlestone v BJP Homesupport was decided by the courts in 2014. Since then a number of cases have condemned practices in the care sector by upholding workers...
16th Sep 2016 by esphr in Legal
There has been a lot of activity in the news over the past few days surrounding pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace. The topic has become a forefront issue following a report carried out by the Women and Equalities Committee. In their report, the Women and Equalities...
2nd Sep 2016 by esphr in Legal
Risby v London Borough of Waltham Forest  In this case, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has held that there only needs to be a loose causal link between an employee’s conduct and their disability for a “discrimination arising from disability” claim to be made.
17th May 2016 by esphr in Legal