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The #MeToo movement - and what it means for employers

The #MeToo movement - and what it means for employers

The number of current and historic sexual misconduct complaints continues to rise throughout 2019, in all walks of the employment law landscape. It is an issue that affects the workplace, and one which the employer needs to be particularly sensitive to.

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.

#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...

Bribery Act 2010

Bribery Act 2010

It's been 6 years since the Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act") came into force. In this bulletin we will give a whistle stop tour of the Act's practical impact so far in relation to the corporate offence, and highlight our practical tips for businesses to ensure compliance with the Act and for...

10 tips for managing grievances

10 tips for managing grievances

Workplace grievances can arise at any time from any employee. It is very important for employers to approach grievances reasonably and fairly. To help you, we have put together our top 10 tips on managing workplace grievances...

Caught sleeping on the job?

Caught sleeping on the job?

This week we look at a case that highlights the importance of making it clear at the outset of appeal decisions, what outcome is expected.

Tackle potential HR issues during the Euros

Tackle potential HR issues during the Euros

The start of the Euros on 10 June 2016 is bringing anticipation and excitement to millions of football fans across Europe but this time of fun and “backing your team” could cause a headache for employers...

Serious misconduct which could be linked to disability

Serious misconduct which could be linked to disability

Risby v London Borough of Waltham Forest [2015] 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.

Social media misconduct

Social media misconduct

We are finding that an increasing number of employers are coming to us with inappropriate content an employee has posted on social media sites such as Facebook.

Importance of HR's impartiality in disciplinary matters

Importance of HR's impartiality in disciplinary matters

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has held in the case of Ramphal v Department for Transport that a report by an investigating officer in a disciplinary matter had been interfered with by a Human Resources department to such an extent as to potentially result in an unfair dismissal.

Accompaniment to Disciplinary and Grievance Hearing – Acas Code and Guidance Revised

Accompaniment to Disciplinary and Grievance Hearing – Acas Code and Guidance Revised

Parliament has approved amendments to the new Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures which came into force on 11 March 2015.

2014 Employment Law Review and Legal Updates

2014 Employment Law Review and Legal Updates

The ever changing legal landscape in the field of employment and human resources has had another bumper year in 2014.