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 […]
Whistleblowing is a term oft-used but seldom understood. Currently s43B of the Employment Rights Act 1996 lists a very prescribed set of circumstances where someone can make a disclosure in the public interest – when the employer is breaching a legal obligation or committing a criminal offence. Following the case of Nurohamed v Chesterton this […]
Attitudes towards sexual harassment have significantly evolved over the past two years. Slowly but surely, victims of harassment feel able to call out the treatment they were subjected to and employers are better equipped at preventing, investigating and responding to such complaints.
This month, Emma McNulty started a petition for the right to bereavement leave to be extended to pets. Ms McNulty, 18, was dismissed from a sandwich shop after stating she did not feel able to work following the death of her dog, who was 14. Most employers only allow time off for immediate relatives, which […]
As always, we round off with another calamitous escapade that would make even Frank Spencer cringe. This month’s tabloid tale combines both football and foolishness and comes courtesy of French international footballer, Adil Rami. Mr Rami, recently separated from Pamela Anderson, was part of France’s World Cup winning squad in 2018. In 2019 he appeared […]