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.
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2019 is held on May 17th. Get your free Slips, trips and falls downloadable poster Slips, trips and falls are associated with more fatal and major injuries than any other kind of injury. According to the HSE falls from height accounts for nearly three in ten fatal injuries to workers (41…
According to the 2017 Stevenson Farmer report, the cost to employers of mental ill-health is between £33 – 42 billion every year, whilst the cost to government is estimated to be between £24 and 27 billion. In total the cost of poor mental health to the UK economy is somewhere between £74 – £99 billion…
The worker status bubble has expanded recently and found its way into the public sector. In Braine v The National Gallery, an employment tribunal has held that art educators are workers when they are working on individual assignments.
ACAS has published new guidance on age discrimination at work. The guidance looks at the key areas in employment where discrimination can happen, including recruitment, performance management and retirement.
The Advocate General of the European Union Court of Justice has suggested that employers should keep records of actual hours worked by full time employees in order to comply with the Working Time Directive.