Hot Weather Working – What Do Employers Need To Know?

It’s the last Friday of the month which means we have a roundup of all June’s employment law news for you. In last week’s case law update we looked at an EU decision regarding holiday pay. In terms of political turmoil and human tragedy, 2017 seems to be doing its upmost to outdo 2016. Thankfully, [...]

MPT v Peel – Are Employees Under An Obligation To Be Truthful About Intention To Compete

Restrictive covenants and post-termination restrictions aren’t an issue we cover too often but this is our second case this month. The first concerned the geographic and temporal markets limits of the covenant and this case concerns non-compete clauses and the obligation to tell the truth. In this case, two senior employees handed in their notice [...]

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 [...]

Lighter Side Of The News – Sacked For Groping, Twice!

Every month we bring you a tale of the absurd. An incident that goes beyond ridiculous and into the downright stupid. The source of this ludicrousness? Tabloid journalism, where else? This month’s numpty is a senior a police officer who was initially sacked after he groped a female employees breast and thigh in two separate [...]

Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman – Do the Geographic & Temporal Markets influence Restrictive Covenants?

Our next case concerns restrictive covenants. The enforceability of covenants can be a problematic area for many employers, especially those involved in sales. For the uninitiated, restrictive covenants are a contractual clause that limits a former employee’s activities post-termination in order to protect a legitimate business interest. These interests can include: clients, staff, competitors and information. [...]

General Election 2017 – Employment Law Policies

Hello Philip, and welcome back to your monthly employment law update. In last week’s case law update, we looked at disability discrimination and type 2 diabetes. Last month’s employment law updated features on workwear, grievances and the gig economy. With a general election just around the corner, this month’s update focuses on the employment law [...]