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

Whistleblowing – Changes Following Parliamentary Review

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 […]

By |2019-12-15T13:40:59+00:00September 6th, 2019|WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Sexual Harassment – Emma Watson Launches Helpline & Recent Case Law Judgments

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.

By |2019-12-22T20:06:06+00:00September 6th, 2019|Case of the Week - Blog, Sexual Harassment|0 Comments

Bereavement Leave – Should it Extend to Pets?

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 […]

By |2019-12-15T13:41:50+00:00September 6th, 2019|Employment Law|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – French Footballer Sacked for Going on Gameshow Whilst Pulling Sickie

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 […]

By |2019-12-15T13:42:18+00:00September 6th, 2019|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments