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D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Using banter as a defence to harassment claims
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.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Supreme Court confirms time spent sleeping does not count as working time for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage
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.
Zero hours contracts: a short-term fix, but not a long-term strategy
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.
The Good Work Plan: Action needed on Employment Contracts
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 Good Work Plan Guide
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.
6 Tips for Dealing with Employee Data Subject Access Requests
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 – mistaken belief
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.
Recruitment: Creating a diverse workforce
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.
What next for NDAs?
For many employers, a confidentiality clause or non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is considered a standard part of a settlement agreed with an employee.
How far does the principle of vicarious liability extend?
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.
Consultation on exit payment flexibility in the LGPS
Following a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) consultation earlier this year around risk sharing, the Government has opened a further LGPS consultation on, amongst other things, flexibility around exit payments.
Employment Brief – 2019
This edition considers topics such as the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), whether an employee’s mistaken belief can give rise to disability discrimination and tips for dealing with data subject access requests.