Time off for religious observance

There is no legal right to time off for religious duties, prayer, worship and festivals.  That said, employees who have been refused time off for religious festivals have brought successful claims in employment tribunals for religious discrimination where there has not been a legitimate business reason behind the refusal.  Muslim employees in a Tesco store … Read more

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual behaviour which either violates a person’s dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them. Sexual harassment also describes situations in which people are treated less favourably because they either submit to or reject sexual conduct. Harassment may be verbal, non-verbal or physical  Verbal: Name calling … Read more

Detriment Claims – What are they?

If you have suffered a detriment at work, you may be able to claim against your employer in the employment tribunal. A detriment at work is when an employee is treated in an unfair manner by the employer but that does not go as far as to dismiss the employee. What is a detriment? A … Read more