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Do you really understand the meaning of harassment?

By |2019-04-11T21:02:00+00:00November 7th, 2017|

There has been so much in the press about sexual harassment recently, so let’s just think about what it really means in the workplace. The definition below often surprises people who attend the Dignity at Work courses that we run, because in everyday language the word harassment is often used in the same way as [...]

Calculating Holiday Pay – yet more new case law to take into account

By |2019-04-11T21:02:00+00:00August 3rd, 2017|

In this important new appeal case involving Dudley Metropolitan Council and the workers who carried out housing repairs for the council, the question of whether voluntary overtime, out of hours standby pay, call-out pay and travel allowance should be counted when calculating holiday pay was considered. The judgement means that all organisations will need to [...]

A Guide to Shared Parental Leave

By |2019-04-11T21:02:00+00:00July 31st, 2017|

Even though the entitlement to Shared Parental Leave has been in place for over 2 years, take up has been relatively low and we still receive queries from clients about how to deal with requests.  We have put together a short guide that sets out what Shared Parental Leave is, who is eligible for it [...]

Tribunal Fees are ruled unlawful – what next?

By |2019-04-11T21:02:00+00:00July 28th, 2017|

It was the Coalition Government which, in 2013, introduced fees to take a case to tribunal.  As a result, the number of tribunal cases dropped dramatically – up to 70% in some regions. The union Unison argued that this made it “virtually impossible or excessively difficult” for some individuals to exercise their employment rights and [...]

Why is everyone talking about the Taylor Report?

By |2019-04-11T21:02:00+00:00July 19th, 2017|

This is a review of modern employment practices and Theresa May has promised to look at its recommendations carefully and seriously. Many people are producing summaries of the reports and one of the easiest to read can be found in Personnel Today here. If some or all of these recommendations are adopted it could mean [...]

Whistle-blowing tribunal cases are complex and time-consuming

By |2017-07-19T07:43:45+00:00July 19th, 2017|

Employees who ‘blow the whistle’ are protected from being dismissed or victimised as a result.  The formal name is ‘Public Interest Disclosure’ because something only counts as whistleblowing if the information is in the public interest. The recent case of Chesterton Global Ltd and another v Nurmohamed went to the court of appeal over whether [...]

Dismissal for 20 months’ unauthorised absence was unfair

By |2019-04-11T21:02:00+00:00July 10th, 2017|

Whilst this headline might seem startling, when you read the facts of the case (Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust v Akinwunmi and others) it is a reminder that tribunals really do look at the full facts of a case before making their decision. A tribunal often has to consider whether the decision to [...]

Employment Contracts – mobility clauses

By |2019-04-11T21:02:00+00:00July 4th, 2017|

The law says that every employee must receive a ‘statement of terms and conditions’ within two months of starting their employment.  That statement is often referred to as the ‘contract’, although that can be misleading as the contract an employer makes with their employees is much wider than just the what is written into the [...]

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