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#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.

Termination Payments for Employees – Tax changes

Termination Payments for Employees – Tax changes

Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter in 1789 in which he stated famously, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. Fast forward 229 years and actually taxation issues are far from certain in one distinct area of employment law, that surrounding termination payments,...

#BeastfromtheEast – An employment law guide

#BeastfromtheEast – An employment law guide

With the “Beast from the East” hitting the entire country, here is a quick guide for how to deal with the inevitable disruption to your business...

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...

National Minimum Wage Increase

National Minimum Wage Increase

As night follows day, mid-February brings the announcement of a new set of National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations...

The Government’s response to the Taylor Report on Good Work

The Government’s response to the Taylor Report on Good Work

There has been much hype in the press about last Wednesday’s announcement by the Government that rights for those working in the gig economy will be strengthened and strictly enforced. This sounds like a radical shake-up for the growing gig economy but the announcement, whilst making promises,...

Payslips and Variable Pay – A practical update

Payslips and Variable Pay – A practical update

The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018 was laid before Parliament on Thursday...

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...

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#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...

The test for a fair dismissal – Reasonable investigations

The test for a fair dismissal – Reasonable investigations

In this feature we look at the case of NHS 24 v Pillar UKEATS/ 0005/16/ JW. In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an Employment Tribunal was mistaken in finding a misconduct dismissal unfair on the basis that the investigation considered previous incidents that had not...

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