National Sickie Day 2018 – How should employers deal with absence in the workplace

Feb 07, 2018 It has been reported that traditionally, the first Monday in February is the day in which the greatest number of employees in the UK take the day off due to illness. It is suggested that this is do

Presidents Club Scandal – Should this lead to better protections for employees?

Feb 01, 2018 Following the undercover investigation conducted by the Financial Times, the issue of liability for third-party harassment has once again been again been challenged. On this occasion, female hostes

Employers are failing to verify candidate’s CV claims

Jan 26, 2018 An investigation conducted by the BBC Radio 4’s File on Four programme disclosed that thousands of people from the UK had purchased fake degree certificates from a “diploma mill” in Pakistan, wh

Poundland boss was ‘unfairly dismissed’ for handing out freebies

Jan 18, 2018 The Employment Tribunal has ruled that a manager of Poundland was unfairly dismissed for handing out free items to customers. It was heard in Watford Employment Tribunal that Mr Zia was fired after

Is your workplace disability friendly?

Jan 11, 2018 As an employer, it is your duty to ensure employees feel comfortable at their place of work.  Scope, a charity for individuals with a disability, reports that there are 13.3 million disabled people i

Help your workforce beat January blues

Jan 08, 2018 The festive excitement that makes people happy in December comes to a crash in January when everyone has to return to work. Christmas is now just a distant memory, January can therefore be perceive

Important case law developments – January 2018

Jan 05, 2018 (1)    Discrimination based on a perceived disability found as unlawful In the case of Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey, the Employment Appeal Tr

Employment law issues employers are set to face in 2018

Dec 21, 2017 (1)  General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) By now, everyone should have a basic awareness on what GDPR represents and what this means going forward. The GDP

Top 5 employment decisions of 2017

Dec 19, 2017 Over the last year, employment law headlines have been dominated by case law developments on employment status, annual leave, religious dress in the workplace and shared parental leave. In July, th

Surveillance cameras and privacy at work

Dec 14, 2017 Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998 provides that all individuals have the right to respect for private and family life. Therefore, would video surveillance of lecture theatres violate a univer