Unconscious bias led to unfair dismissal by the NHS

  How can you be sure that your organisation follows a discrimination free decision making? A well updated equality and diversity policy manual, a fully trained workforce? But are these enough? Irrespective of the best efforts of employer, sometimes discrimination cases are unavoidable.  A survey collated over the last 5 years, has found that while … Read more

EU Employment law to be reviewed by Parliament post Brexit

During her time as Prime Minister, Teresa May, has said that Parliament will decide the appropriate rules regarding employment instead of accepting the EU changes automatically post Brexit.  She supported this position in her statement, “When it comes to workers’ rights, this Parliament has set world-leading standards and will continue to do so in the … Read more

Stress at work: When should your manager support you?

How far is too far before the intervention of an employer? Do employers have any responsibility to their employees outside the work environment? Are employers the first to be blamed whenever an incident regarding an employee occurs? Sadly employers are at times, if not most times, held responsible to a certain degree when it comes … Read more

Top 10 Legal Changes in the Workplace in 2019

With so many complaints, grievances and cases originating from the workplace, not only are employers saddled with a lot of responsibilities, but employment law, employment lawyers and the human resource department of various workplaces are also included in those who will be undergoing an uncomfortable change this year. From age discrimination, gender discrimination, gender pay … Read more

Top 5 Employment Law cases in March 2019

Racial discrimination, gender pay gap, wrongful dismissal, maternity discrimination, pregnancy discrimination which lead to employment redundancy. These are among the many cases employees claiming at an employment tribunal. In March 2019 the top 5 employment tribunal cases occurring were; Trainee emergency operator racially discriminated against during drug investigation Jerry Ogbonna was suspended without pay five … Read more

UK Workplace Rights Are Upgraded

The government has introduced what it claims to be the “largest upgrade to workers’ rights in a generation”. It’s important for employees to know what are the new improved rights. These rights include: A strengthening of the Employment Agency Standard Inspectorate with new powers and allowances to impose penalties on employers who breach employment laws. … Read more

12 Hot Topics In Employment Law In 2019

Some of the hot topics in employment law in 2019 include: 1. Atypical workers 2019 will see the start of some statutory protections currently limited to those termed ’employees’ to be extended to ‘workers’. One of these includes, employers are now required to give every ‘worker’, a written itemised pay statement at or before the … Read more

New Employment Laws To Look Out For In 2019

Employment laws are constantly changing. Here‘s what to look out for in employment law in 2019. Auto-enrolment contributions: It’s expected that from April, the minimum contributions for auto-enrolment pension schemes will increase for both employers and their employees. Currently, automatic enrolment requirements require employers to contribute at least 2% of an eligible worker’s pre-taxed salary … Read more

Parliament to vote on adopting EU employment law post Brexit

In a bid to calm anxious workers and their representatives in Britain following Brexit, Theresa May’s proposal allows MPS to vote on whether they will be following suit in order of the new EU employment legislation after Brexit. Whilst this might on some level alleviate the anxiety of workers in the UK especially EU workers, … Read more

Brexit Threatens To Disrupt UK Employment Laws

In November 2018, the Draft Withdrawal Agreement and Outline Political Declaration agreed between the British government and the European Union (EU) was published. On the 15th of January, 2019 however, with a margin of 432 to 202 votes, the House of Commons voted against this deal. Again the house voted against the deal on 12 … Read more