Uber News – Senior Employees Sacked For Sexual Harassment

Twenty employees, including some senior executives have been sacked following an investigation into a culture of sexual harassment and sex discrimination at Uber. The world’s favourite gig economy, ‘ride-sharing’ application has once again been in the headlines for the wrong reasons and this latest debacle follows a viral blog post by a former employee making [...]

Recruitment discrimination case study – Matching Models

Matching Models, a recruitment company targeted at skilled and beautiful personnel, has come under scrutiny for a recent advert for a personal assistant with a ‘classic look, brown long hair with b-c cup.’ A move that is something out of a Mad Men episode not recruitment in 2016! Further adverts included a personal chauffeur to [...]

Apprenticeships framework

There are two types of apprenticeship, statutory and common law. The Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (ASCLA) governs statutory ones, however, apprenticeships date back hundreds of years and the common law concept, that has evolved over time, runs concurrently with the recent statute. The main difference between the two is that statutory apprenticeships [...]

Tabloid Employment Law – Gramps wins discrimination case

Whether it be deaf snipers winning discrimination claims, or, trying to claim simulating a sex act on a banana during a public interview isn’t gross misconduct, every month an employment law issue manages to stumble into the path of a tabloid journalist. This month sees an older employee winning his age discrimination claim. The Claimant, Mr [...]

Meet the (Grand) Parents – Parental leave to be extended to grand parents

It has been 6 months since shared parental leave has been introduced and whilst it has yet to revolutionise parenting it is very much an option for soon to be parents. At the Conservative party conference, George Osborne announced plans to extend shared parental leave towards Grandparents. It is estimated that nearly 50% of parents rely [...]

Mind the gap – Gender pay gap reporting to become mandatory

The gender pay gap is still a big issue in employment law, figures suggest that there is still a 9% difference between the pay of men and women. Section 78 of the Equality Act requires employers with more than 250 employees to publish information relating to the pay of employees for the purpose of showing [...]

EU Exit/Brexit – Potential Impacts

The European Union has been a contentious issue in the UK from practically the day we joined. However with David Cameron promising a referendum there is a real possibility that the UK might leave the E.U in the near future.. Here are some of the impacts an European separation might have on employment law.   [...]

Shared Parental Leave: Could your business be left holding the baby

It came into force on the 5th of April and if you haven’t read our previous posts (click here  and here ) read the summary below. New mothers remain entitled to 52 weeks maternity leave and 39 weeks maternity pay.  However, as from 5th April, a mother can share this leave and pay  (except for [...]