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UK employment law cases spotlight – March 2022

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Ljegede v […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – January 2022

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Hope v […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – October 2021

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Kong v […]

Coronavirus update – 7th May 2020

1. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has announced guidance for employers. Whilst the guidance is fairly short and directs readers to their existing guidance, it has been noted that the Covid-19 outbreak is having […]

12 days of Christmas – an employer’s guide

Employers during the festive period should be aware of their role and responsibilities during the festive season – so, we are here to provide some crucial insight. Here is a quick recap of issues to […]

The #MeToo movement – and what it means for employers

Last year was very much when the #MeToo movement swept through the media worldwide, as Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer, and his alleged acts of sexual harassment all but dominated the headlines. In the UK, […]

New Employment Tribunal Statistics Published

The Ministry of Justice has published the provisional tribunal statistics for October to December 2017. This is something which happens every three months, but due to the much publicised fact that Employment Tribunal Fees are […]

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

No one will have missed the multiple sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood hitting the headlines late in 2017. This prompted the “Me Too” movement, with over half a million women across […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.   Folkstone Nursing Home Ltd v Patel In the case […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. This isn’t surprising given that one billion people […]

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 […]