Johnathon Richardson v West Midlands Trains Ltd

  Hello everyone and thank you for joining us for another case of the week. For those of you that missed our update last week, you can find that one here. Last week we looked at whether parental leave needs a formal application. This week we are looking at a case from last year where [...]

Greasley Adams v Royal Mail Group Limited

Hello, welcome back and thank you for joining us for another case of the week update. For anyone that missed out on last week's case about being dismissed by someone you have never met, please find that here. This week we look at whether you can be harassed without even knowing it! The Claimant, Adam [...]

By |2023-08-11T09:46:16+00:00August 11th, 2023|Bullying & Harassment, Case of the Week - Blog|0 Comments

Bullying Behaviour in Government

With Dominic Raab officially stating that he will be stepping down from his role as an MP at the next general election, we look at the alleged behaviour that got him into this position in the first place. Eight complaints were made against Mr Raab, spanning his appointment to a variety of different offices, prompting [...]

Wilson Barca LLP & Barca & Rajananth v Shirin

After a brief break, your case law update returns and will resume normal service of weekly updates henceforth (cheers/groans). Going all the way back to May, our last case law update looked at tribunal procedure, specifically dismissing a claim and awarding costs in the event a party does not attend the hearing. Whilst we have [...]

The Legal Takeaways from Philip Rutnam’s Resignation Statement

3 Takeaways from Philip Rutnam’s resignation statement: “Shouting and swearing, belittling people, making unreasonable and repeated demands - behaviour that created fear” is likely to amount to bullying. Bullying by your manager is a breach of trust and confidence and grounds for constructive dismissal. Bullying, particularly a culture of bullying, could amount to a breach [...]

Sexual Harassment – EHRC releases new guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has released guidance on how to approach sexual harassment issues at work, including that of harassment by a third party. Many of the points are not too dissimilar to Phil’s book on the subject but one of the key issues raised in the guidance is to be proactive and not sit on allegations [...]

PJH Law News – A Practical Guide to the Law of Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace Released

You may have heard – several times during seminar promotions – that Phil has released a second book, A Practical Guide to the Law of Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace. Those of you who are attending the seminar will be receiving a free copy and we would appreciate anyone who does pick up a [...]

By |2019-12-24T17:12:44+00:00November 29th, 2019|Bullying & Harassment, PJH & Industry News|0 Comments

Bessong v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Greetings and welcome back to your weekly case law update, last week we looked at discrimination and harassment on the grounds of race and religion. This week we are once again looking at discrimination and harassment on the grounds of race although this time our case relates to harassment committed by a third party. It [...]

By |2019-12-24T17:23:55+00:00November 18th, 2019|Bullying & Harassment, Employer Discrimination|0 Comments

Noreen V Recruitment Limited – How not to manage bullying and harassment

  Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week was our monthly employment law update with features on Naga Munchetty, the British Medical Association and bearded police officers. There was also an update about PJH Law’s December Seminar (of which more later). Prior to that, our last case law update was […]

By |2019-12-15T12:53:59+00:00October 31st, 2019|Bullying & Harassment, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Bullying and Harassment News – British Medical Association’s Toxic Culture

An independent report into the British Medical Association, the UK’s largest medical trade union, has described it as an old boys club that undervalues women with instances of sexism and harassment. The report was conducted by Daphne Romney QC and found that female union members and union staff alike were undervalued and ignored due to […]

By |2019-12-15T13:02:47+00:00October 25th, 2019|Bullying & Harassment, Sexual Harassment|0 Comments

Current Affairs – Boris Johnson & Dominic Cummings Guide to Disciplinary Procedures

Hello and welcome back to your slightly delayed (one week is slight in our books) employment law update. Last month’s update had features on US Women’s soccer team and case studies of bullying and harassment, our previous case law update was about holiday pay. This month we have a bumper edition for you to make […]

By |2019-12-15T13:40:23+00:00September 6th, 2019|Bullying & Harassment, PJH & Industry News|0 Comments

Bullying and Harassment – Examining the Ministry of Defence, House of Commons and Orange Case Studies

In last month’s employment law update we had a current affairs feature discussing the sexual harassment issues facing the NHS and Lloyds. This month we are putting a spotlight on workplace bullying. Whilst harassment has a very clear definition under Section 26 Equality Act 2010, bullying has no real statutory definition. Nearly all cases of [...]

Science Museum Group v Wess

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Is it too early to start saying weekly again? We are now in back to back updates, after all! Last week, as an apology for being incommunicado, we had three cases for you concerning holiday pay, unlawful deductions and shared parental leave.