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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
We’re sure (fairly sure!) that all employers are aware that their employees are entitled to paid holidays, though we often find that they are not aware of how much holiday, or how the holiday taken should be paid. However, there is often a lack of awareness that all ‘workers’ are entitled to paid holiday. The [...]