A disability is a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to do day to day things.
At the beginning of the month, the Women and Equalities Select Committee published its response to the government’s consultation on extending redundancy protection for women and new parents.
If a tribunal upholds a discrimination claim, they can award compensation. Compensation can include an amount for ‘injury to feelings’.
Are you managing your millennials properly? Natalie Salunke, Head of Legal, Europe at Fleetcor, and a millennial herself, has written an article on this topic. ‘Millennial’ is a term used to describe the generation born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s.
An employee can be fairly dismissed for misconduct (rather than gross misconduct) if they already have a final written warning in place.
The government has launched a consultation on preventing the misuse of confidentiality clauses in harassment and discrimination situations. These non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) can be a useful tool for employers in settling disputes whilst preventing reputational damage. The government wants to clarify how far NDAs can go. It wants employers to say explicitly in agreements that…
An employer discriminates against a woman if they treat her unfavourably because she is taking maternity leave. In SW Yorkshire NHS Trust v Jackson, the employee was on maternity leave when redundancies were announced.
Discrimination arising from disability is where an employer treats an employee less favourably because of ‘something’ which results from their disability, and which can’t be justified.
In order to suspend an employee fairly, an employer must have reasonable and proper cause for doing so. If not, suspension could breach the implied term of mutual trust and confidence and create a constructive dismissal.
In professional misconduct cases, a criminal investigation often sits alongside a disciplinary investigation.