Five things we learnt in employment law (17 January 2020)

Five things we learnt in employment law this week Samira Ahmed has won an equal pay claim against the BBC. The BBC could not justify why she was paid considerably...

Employment Tribunal hears case of sacked ethical vegan

As Veganuary kicks off this week so does a case in the Employment Tribunal, which examines whether ethical veganism is a protected...

Restrictive Covenants: Mistakes not to make

Properly drafted restrictions protect an employer’s business relationships and confidential information so don't overlook them, says Melanie Stancliffe,...

Gig economy employers: are one hour contracts, the new zero hours?

Are there benefits to one-hour contracts compared to zero-hours contracts? And in the light of the negative...

Vicarious liability for data protection breaches

Vicarious liability renders an employer liable for the legal wrongdoing of an employee, even in circumstances where...

Power to the bump: improving the workplace for new and expectant mothers.

There are many things employers can do to effect change in the workplace for new and expectant...

Mike Ashley wins £15m ‘pub deal’ High Court case

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has won a High Court case against Jeffery Blue, an investment banker,...

Redundancy and the implication of mobility clauses

The relationship between redundancy and the utilisation of mobility clauses has been the focal point of many...

Appoint more women leaders, urges new report

Almost one in four companies in the FTSE 350 have only one woman on their board, and...

Digital DIY: how employers can put together a social media strategy

Employees like, dislike, emoji this, hashtag that, snap, comment, re-tweet and share on just about anything and...

Maternity leave: five key points for employers

Employers – particularly small employers – often find the administration of maternity leave a challenge. This is...

Unlimited Holiday: The myth, the legend

Silicon Valley tech companies were the first to promote unlimited holiday as a benefit, with Netflix regularly...

Age discrimination and retirement in the modern workplace

The recent case of Professor Paul Ewart highlighting that Oxford University is forcing academics to retire at...

Gig economy employers: are one hour contracts, the new zero hours?

Are there benefits to one-hour contracts compared to zero-hours contracts? And in the light of the negative...

Appoint more women leaders, urges new report

Almost one in four companies in the FTSE 350 have only one woman on their board, and...

Are separate copies of documents OK in settlement agreements?

Q: HR Manager question: is it OK if an employee signs a Settlement Agreement at work and...

Handling a bullying grievance

Allegations of workplace bullying are difficult for an employer to deal with because bullying can be hard...

Pulling a sickie: what steps can employers take when employees are on the beach rather than in the sickbay?

Employees pulling a sickie is not a novel workplace irritant.  However the explosion of social media, smartphones...