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The statistics suggest that workplace bullying is an all too common problem, with many cases likely to go unreported as victims suffer in silence. Many workers may not even realise that their treatment could be regarded as bullying, so, what… Read on
As the summer draws to a close and workers all over the country return from holiday, many may be thinking about moving on to pastures new. While batteries recharged by summer sun may spur the search for a new challenge,… Read on
Pregnancy and maternity rights in the workplace are perhaps one of the most misunderstood areas of employment law for employers and individuals alike. As a result, all sorts of myths have grown up over the years. We often get queries… Read on
Despite presiding over an IT meltdown earlier this year at high street bank, TSB, it has been reported that CEO, Paul Pester, walked away with a significant sum after resigning with immediate effect at the start of September. Clearly he… Read on
It’s hard to believe that Facebook hasn’t even been around for 15 years yet but, social media is now an ever present fact of life and has radically changed the way we do things. But new technology has brought challenges… Read on
There are numerous legal issues for employers to bear in mind when responding to reference requests. Getting it wrong could result in legal liability for discrimination, negligence or data protection breaches. For more information on the legal issues to consider… Read on
Our quick guide aims to highlight some of the legal issues and requirements relating to references for those giving references, those who are the subject of references and those requesting a reference. For those writing references, read our article: top… Read on
You may have heard the phrase “constructive dismissal” but, do you really know what it means? What does constructive dismissal involve and what are the legal implications when someone makes a claim for constructive dismissal? It’s a notoriously complicated area… Read on
Ben Power’s article “Age discrimination is still the same old problem” was published in the prestigious law pages of The Times newspaper on 2 August 2018. Ben’s article discusses the conundrum of balancing equality for older workers against fairness for… Read on
The Court of Appeal has delivered an important ruling on whether workers who sleep-in at or near their place of work are entitled to the national minimum wage (NMW) for the whole of their shift, or just the hours spent… Read on