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 [...]

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

Raj v Capita Business Services Ltd & Another

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week was our monthly employment law update which had features on Labour’s employment policies, the most recent IR35 tax judgments and a case about how virtual reality (VR) is being used to teach soft skills. Prior to that, our last case law update concerned […]

By |2019-12-15T13:16:24+00:00October 4th, 2019|Sexual Harassment|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

Current Affairs – Sexual Harassment, the NHS and Lloyds

Greetings and welcome back to your monthly employment law update; all the month’s big stories rolled into a tedious one email that will see you through your Friday morning. Last week we had a double case law update covering tribunal procedure and limitation dates. Last month’s update had features on NDAs and injury to feelings […]

By |2019-12-15T14:04:59+00:00June 28th, 2019|Sexual Harassment|0 Comments

Discrimination: Injury to Feeling Awards Increase Announced

The bands of awards for injury to feeling in discrimination cases, known as the Vento bands, have been increased from 6 April 2019. Part of compensation that can be awarded by tribunals for unlawful discrimination are awards for ‘injury to feelings.’ This is a damages award aimed to be a remedy for the hurt, humiliation […]

By |2019-12-15T14:48:14+00:00April 25th, 2019|Age Discrimination, PJH & Industry News|0 Comments

The Cox Report – A Case Study of Bullying and Harassment

The final Friday of the month is upon us which means it’s time for a roundup of everything employment law. Last month’s update had features on the Church of England employment status scandal, mental health first aid and another supermarket equal pay claim. Meanwhile, last week’s case law update concerned vicarious liability and Christmas Party […]

W v Lincolns Care Ltd

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we had our monthly Employment Law Update, with features on Justin Welby, mental health & safety and equal pay. There was also a feature on tribunal statistics which mentioned a possible time lag for sexual harassment claims. Well, this week we have a […]

Sexual Harassment – Parliament Committee Response

Sexual harassment has been one of the biggest employment law issues over the past 12-18 months. Following the MeToo movement, women are increasingly and rightly standing up to harassment issues both in work and day-to-day life. The Women and Equalities Commission has published its report on the issue that has made several recommendations to reduce […]

By |2019-12-23T20:04:02+00:00July 27th, 2018|Case of the Week - Blog, Sexual Harassment|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Takeaway Driver Sacked For Calling Customer Beautiful

As always, we round off with a tale of foolishness and stupidity. Last month it was a HR Manager who was shot at and an employee who was sacked by AI. This month we have a delivery driver who clearly wasn’t au fait with current social mores. A delivery driver for a kebab house in […]

By |2019-12-23T20:05:54+00:00July 27th, 2018|GDPR, Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Harassment – Upskirting Not Banned

June saw a petition to make upskirting – taking a photo up a woman’s skirt without her consent – illegal. The bill was blocked by Sir Christopher Chope, a backbench MP who makes a habit of filibustering any bill that has not been debated. Chope, who filibustered bills to pardon Alan Turing, prevent carers being […]

Phil Neville: The FA’s latest PR Disaster

Phil Neville: The FA’s latest PR Disaster Good morning. As we move into February, January is a mere speck in the rear-view mirror -hooray. So long perpetual darkness and cold weather, ye shan’t be missed! Last week, our case law update looked at the effective date of termination, this week, we have our round-up of […]

Lighter Side Of The News: Kiosk Keith Kicked Out

  Lighter Side Of The News: Kiosk Keith Kicked Out To finish off this month’s update we have another tale of the bizarre. Over the years we have seen some remarkably silly things – a personal favorite being someone who when at his disciplinary for alleged swearing opened the disciplinary meeting by saying, ‘what the […]

By |2019-12-24T20:50:57+00:00February 1st, 2018|Lighter Side of the News, Sexual Harassment|0 Comments

Lighter side of the news – Employees wins claim for sexual harassment following crude birthday poem

No newsletter would be complete without a tale so incredulous that it ends up in a tabloid media storm. This month’s wooden spoon goes to the manager of a biscuit factory who , among other things wrote the following lewd message in an employee’s birthday card: ‘Lisa it’s your birthday, I bet you’re thrilled to […]