Hot on the back of the #MeToo movement, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published some non-statutory guidance on the use of confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases.
If an employee wins a discrimination claim, the employment tribunal will award compensation for injury to feelings.
Under section 45A of the Employment Rights Act 1996, workers have the right not to be treated badly by their employer for refusing to work in breach of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR). If such a refusal is the reason (or main reason) for an employee’s dismissal, their dismissal will be automatically unfair.
Religion and the rights of the LGBTQA+ community have had some high-profile clashes. An employment tribunal has recently considered whether a doctor’s religious beliefs ‘trump’ the right of someone who is transgender to be addressed by their chosen pronoun (he, she, they).
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term used to describe a number of illnesses affecting the lungs, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Tis the season to be jolly and this can only mean one thing – tis also the season of the famous office Christmas party! A time when bosses loosen purse strings and staff let their hair down and, love it or loathe it, the annual Christmas party will happen. So, we’ve got a few tips…
Let’s explore the consequences of things that can (and do) go wrong for regular drivers.
Sometimes employers want to minimise disruption when dismissing an employee, even for misconduct. Putting a false redundancy label on a misconduct situation can be costly though, even if it is well intentioned.
Off the record conversations can play a vital role in resolving workplace disputes. Section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 says that confidential discussions about ending an employee’s employment can be ‘off the record’ in certain circumstances.
Twenty years ago, when I started working for THSP, it was predicted that the number of asbestos deaths per year would be on the decline by 2012.