Recent research shows that the number of employment tribunal claims related to workplace banter has increased in the last year. This means that more employers are relying on conduct being ‘banter’ as a defence to discrimination and harassment claims and this article explains the context in which such a defence might be used.
Care providers following the Mencap case with interest will be relieved that the case has finally reached its conclusion with the handing down of its judgment, over a year after the case was heard.
Despite adverse news coverage, zero hours contracts can be a useful tool for both employers and workers. More and more employers are using zero hours contracts incorrectly, however, leaving themselves wide open to legal challenges.
As trailed in our Guide to the Good Work Plan, 6 April 2020 will herald some quite significant changes to the content of most employment contracts.
The Government’s Good Work Plan seems to keep on growing. Click to read our guide which draws together the most important aspects so that you know what to expect and when.
A huge amount of personal data is collected by employers about employees during the course of their employment, meaning that a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) made by an employee can be a time-consuming task.
Discrimination arising from a disability takes place when an employer treats an employee less favourably, not because of their disability, but because of “something” arising in consequence of the employee’s disability.
Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce is still one of the biggest challenges facing companies. There are many reasons why a diverse workforce is beneficial for organisations.
For many employers, a confidentiality clause or non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is considered a standard part of a settlement agreed with an employee.
It is a well-known principle that employers can be held vicariously liable for the actions of their employees in the workplace. The test is whether or not those acts are closely connected with the employment.