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Date: 30 Oct 2014

Shared parental leave policy changes: helping businesses to be family friendly

Under the new regulations, husbands, civil partners or partners of pregnant women will now have the right to unpaid time off to attend up to...

Date: 24 Oct 2014

Equal pay audits

From 1 October 2014, the Equality Act 2010 Regulations 2014 will apply to Employment Tribunal (ET) claims presented on or after that date where the...

Date: 24 Oct 2014

Discrimination by association – no duty to make reasonable adjustments

The Equality Act 2010 established that associative discrimination is unlawful, subject to the same exceptions that generally apply

Date: 24 Oct 2014

Deduction from salary of senior employee not a penalty

It is commonly thought that when an employee resigns with immediate effect, an employer has no right to reclaim any wages paid in advance to...

Date: 24 Oct 2014

Further changes to the whistleblowing framework

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA)) – often referred to as the 'Whistleblowing' Act – was introduced in the wake of various workplace scandals...

Date: 24 Oct 2014

Businesswomen must pay for breach of non-compete covenant

A businesswoman who made more than £3 million from the sale of her shares in a social care company – and then promptly set up...

Date: 23 Oct 2014

Guidance on employing disabled people

Nearly seven million people of working age in the UK are disabled or have a health condition and, historically, there has been a significant gap...

Date: 23 Oct 2014

The small business, enterprise and employment bill

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, which was introduced to Parliament in June 2014, contains a wide range of measures aimed at reducing barriers...

Date: 23 Oct 2014

Constructive dismissal and affirmation of contract

The EAT has overturned an ET's claim dismissal, ruling that other factors needed to be considered when dealing with affirmation of contract issues.

Date: 22 Oct 2014

Salesman’s enforced garden leave ended

A salesman who was kept on enforced garden leave for an extended period of time has won the right to return to work.