It's fair to say that Hollywood and Westminster are atypical places to work. But when it comes to sexual harassment, many claims go unreported in workplaces across the globe. So, why is that, asks Misbah Malik, employment solicitor and HR consultant, and what can employers do to bring about change?  In...

Caught by the court

When it comes to workplace disputes involving ill-health, both employees, employers and their professional advisers will usually be thinking about the prospect of going to the Employment Tribunal. However, the Tribunal is not the only show in town, writes Charlie Thompson.an employment law associate at Harbottle & Lewis LLP. The...
Francesca West is the newly-appointed chief executive of the whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work (PCaW). Before taking on this new role as chief executive, I worked for PCaW for ten years, as a Legal Officer, Director of Policy and Deputy Chief Executive. I'm a qualified, practicing solicitor and non-practicing...
It's been a busy year in terms of developments to the whistleblowing regime. And we can expect more of the same in 2018, as tribunals attempt to grapple with the public interest requirement and the Court of Appeal’s guidance in Chestertons. Kate Walsh, Senior Solicitor at ClarksLegal LLP takes...
To avoid unconscious bias in the workplace we need to ensure technology is properly shaped for the future world of work, says Angela Lown, Associate at Gowling WLG (UK) LLP. There is no denying that the world of work is changing. Technologies not dreamed of just 10 short years ago are shifting our...
It's been a whirlwind year of gender pay gap revelations at high-profile organisations like the BBC. And there's less than six months to go until larger companies need to publish their gender pay gap reports. So, here, Kate Walsh, Senior Solicitor for Clarkslegal LLP takes a look at exactly what...
Demoting an employee can seem a more attractive option than going down the disciplinary or performance route (and potentially terminating his or her employment). But it is not without its legal risks. So, before you second that demotion, here's Julian Cox, Head of Employment at iLaw with exactly what you need...
When judge Prue Leith accidentally tweeted the name of the winner before the Great British Bake Off final had aired, it was a high-profile example of how easily confidential information can be leaked. But when a secret slips out what can employers do about it? James Farad, Assistant Solicitor...
Following the new Thriving at Work mental health report, Charlie Thompson, an employment law associate at Harbottle & Lewis LLP, takes a look at the dangerous nature of overwork and what employers can do about it. Our understanding of the link between workplace stress and serious illness is becoming increasingly...
Q: HR Manager question: is it OK if an employee signs a Settlement Agreement at work and his adviser separately emails a copy of the legal adviser’s certificate? Helen Brooks, Partner at Doyle Clayton answers... Any agreement to settle or waive statutory employment claims (such as unfair dismissal, discrimination etc) will be...