Legal opinion

Steep rise in sexual harassment complaints involving law firms

An apparent sharp rise in the number of sexual harassment complaints involving solicitors has drawn attention to law firms' misuse of gagging orders.

EU settled status scheme looks far from settled

11 Jun 2019

Home Office cannot afford to ignore the lessons of the Windrush scandal and suffer the resulting reputational damage.

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

Legal guidance: Whistleblowing in the NHS

15 Mar 2019

Consultant editor Darren Newman considers whistleblowing in the NHS, focusing on the public interest test and the danger of working...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

May’s promise on post-Brexit workers’ rights ‘meaningless’

11 Mar 2019

An EU and employment law barrister has described Theresa May’s purported guarantee on workers’ rights after Brexit as “meaningless” in...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Hospital maintenance

TUPE or not TUPE? NHS Trust did not unfairly dismiss workers

22 Feb 2019

An employment tribunal has found that a hospital trust did not unfairly dismiss 13 maintenance workers because they had not...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

The case for an independent labour standards agency

12 Oct 2018

Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the current system of labour standards enforcement and suggests that the Government could play a...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Proceeding with a disciplinary hearing when companion unavailable

4 Sep 2018

XpertHR’s consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent decision highlighting the potential danger in proceeding with a disciplinary hearing...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Gig economy drivers on collision course with GDPR

15 Aug 2018

Some of the major names in the development of the gig economy − such as Deliveroo, Pimlico Plumbers and Uber...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

From Uber to Deliveroo via Pimlico: The search for clarity on the gig economy

22 Jun 2018

In recent cases it has become apparent that Uber, City Sprint, Deliveroo and Pimlico Plumbers had each created contracts that purported to ensure that their “partners” – the drivers, cyclists and plumbers – were classed as “self employed”

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Charlie Mullins Pimlico Plumbers

What will Pimlico Plumbers appeal mean for employment status?

27 Feb 2018

XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman considers the arguments before the Supreme Court in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith,...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Springboard injunctions: Case law shows mixed success

21 Sep 2017

Employers often use interim or “springboard” injunctions to protect confidential information after employees decide to leave. But they are not...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Microchipping workers: What are the moral, practical and legal implications?

22 Aug 2017

Three Square Market, a Wisconsin-based tech company, recently became one of the first in the world to microchip staff. David...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Shared parental pay: Is refusal to match enhanced maternity pay sex discrimination?

13 Jun 2017

Darren Newman asks if an employment tribunal was correct to hold that it was...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
regulatory-references

Senior Managers Regime: New rules on references from 7 March

1 Mar 2017

New rules regarding references in the financial services industry come into force on 7 March as part of the Senior...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Making the most of your gender pay gap report

27 Feb 2017

With the gender pay gap reporting Regulations coming into force in April, it is critical that HR teams can understand...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }