In today's workplace, in some sectors the idea of having any sort of dress code is considered archaic. However, giving employees a bit of direction can help them to avoid committing a major faux pas in relation to their work attire. Here, Laura Brown, Associate, and Helga Breen, Partner and Head...
Over a million UK employees have faced negative consequences after disclosing their mental health issues at work, according to a new report. It found that while business is waking up to the scale of poor mental health in the workplace, there is still a long way to go. For the...
From new contracts to employees being distracted by the household chores. Philip McCabe, Principal Solicitor at McCabe and Co, takes a look at what employers need to know when employees want to work from home. We all know the Employment Rights Act 1996 struggles to catch up and reflect current...
As an employment lawyer, I have spent my most of my career advising clients how best to mitigate risks and claims, writes Danielle Spiers, a Partner in the Employment and Business Immigration Group at Sheridans. Advising a seasoned HR professional on the technicalities of the Equality Act 2010, for example, is one...
Described as ‘one to watch’ the European Advocate General's opinion in the case of Porras Guisado v Bankia SA and others (Case C-102/16) has sparked debate as to whether the UK has properly implemented the Pregnant Workers Directive. The background In the UK, it is automatically unfair to terminate employment in connection...
As part of City Giving Day, BDBF LLP is working with Smart Works, a charity supporting women returning to the workplace. Here, Emily Plosker, a senior associate at Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP, looks at what employers can do to help women re-entering the job market. Today marks City Giving...
Is suspending an employee a neutral act – as employers sometimes argue – or does it harm the employee’s reputation and should therefore be used only in very limited circumstances? Bettina Bender, a Partner at CM Murray LLP considers the recent case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth and looks at...
Jenna Ide, Solicitor at Thomas Mansfield Solicitors explains what we mean by "hidden disabilities" in the workplace and looks at what employers need to know. Earlier this year, the Government Legal Service lost its appeal to the EAT against the finding that its recruitment process had indirectly discriminated against an...
Giving employees a free Fitbit sounds like a great engagement or wellbeing programme but what do employers need to consider when it comes to wearable technology in the workplace? Charlie Thompson, Associate at Harbottle & Lewis LLP, takes a look at the issues... A Wisconsin company created a stir this year...
Sir Philip Hampton recently caused controversy by suggesting that women at the BBC allow the pay gap between men and women to exist. His comment is concerning given that he has been appointed to co-chair a government review into how to increase the number of women in senior business...