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

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

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