Joelson successfully defends BCPL Limited in copyright infringement claim
Joelson successfully defends BCPL Limited, owned and founded by Caprice Bourret, in a copyright infringement claim brought by Ashley Wilde Group Limited.
EAT overturns strike out of health and safety dismissal claim
The EAT has overturned an employment tribunal’s decision to strike out a claim for automatically unfair constructive dismissal on the grounds that it was not properly pleaded.
Right to Suspend
Where an employee is accused of serious misconduct, employers may be tempted to suspend the person in question whilst deciding what to do next.
Is it discriminatory to offer your female staff enhanced maternity pay but to not offer the same enhanced terms to your male employees taking shared parental leave?
Is it discriminatory to offer your female staff enhanced maternity pay but to not offer enhanced terms to your male employees taking shared parental leave?
Disability and dismissal
Employers are reminded that they need to take into account an employee’s disability, at all stages of the dismissal process.
The imperative to settle bets in accordance with published rules
In a recent blog, the Gambling Commission reminded operators to settle bets in line with their published rules and provided a few tips to help operators.
‘Always on’ culture: recipe for disaster?
Are the current working conditions in the UK detrimental to its workforce? Is there anything employers can do to ameliorate the effects of an ‘always on’ culture? What are the potential risks for employers?
How to handle office romances in the aftermath of #MeToo
The #MeToo movement empowered victims to share their experiences on social media and demonstrated the prevalence of sexual harassment in society. As a result, many employers are reviewing how they should deal with workplace relationships which can give rise to sexual harassment or discrimination claims, especially where relationships break down.
Obtaining a report from Occupational Health
When an employee is ill, an employer will often wish to engage Occupational Health to produce a report on the employee’s health, any adjustments that could be made to the employee’s role and the return to work possibilities and options. It is usually the employer’s responsibility to arrange and pay for the occupational health appointment. … Continue reading “Obtaining a report from Occupational Health”
Office Romances post #MeToo
Given we spend 90% of our day with our work colleagues it is not surprising that the workplace is reported to be the second most popular way to meet a significant other. 15% of people report having met a significant partner in the workplace. Workplace relationships can become problematic for any senior level executive – … Continue reading “Office Romances post #MeToo”
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