When an employee “gives notice” it doesn’t necessarily mean that she has resigned, as the EAT ruled in the recent case of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust vs Levy.Read More
Acas recently released new guidance on employment references. Tom Neil, an Acas Senior Adviser, said: "The job market can be very competitive so it is vitally important for job applicants and employers to know what the legal requirements are around work references.Read More
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has seen a drastic increase in the number of complaints about data breaches since the GDPR came into force in May 2018, the latest relating to the massive loss of customer data by British Airways last week.
Accountancy giant PwC has launched The Flexible Talent Network - a scheme that encourages new recruits to list their skills and preferred work patterns when they apply, including shorter weekly working hours or only working for a few months a year.Read More
It seems that traditional workplace hours of 9am to 5pm are now only the norm for a minority of workers, research suggests. A YouGov survey found that just 6% of people in the UK now work such hours, and almost half of people worked flexibly with arrangements such as job sharing or compressed hours, allowing them to juggle other commitments.Read More
Sexual harassment in the workplace is not a new problem, but in the wake of the #MeToo movement a wide range of employers found themselves scrambling to respond to allegations of sexual harassment in their organisations or sectors.Read More
When managing sickness absences for a disabled employee it is important to remember that any action taken against the employee, whether that be a warning under a disciplinary or capability policy or dismissal, must be objectively justified.Read More
Whilst "illegality" might be a fair reason for dismissal under the Employment Rights Act 1996, this is a cautionary tale and should remind everyone that they still need to follow a fair process.
The world of social media is evolving rapidly so employers need to focus on implementing a concise and fair social media usage policy.Read More
On 20 March 2018, the Women and Equalities Committee published a report, fathers and the Workplace, which called on the government to make a number of improvements to fathers' rights at work. The Government has now responded to this report.Read More