Legal opinion

Directors’ liabilities in the post-coronavirus workplace

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed directors to a new level of vulnerability and liability, writes Ivor Adair.

The return to work and the risk of ‘associative discrimination’

22 May 2020

Employers could be exposing themselves to allegations of discrimination if they require employees who live with a clinically vulnerable person to return to work.

Continue Reading Comments { 3 }

Calculating notice pay for employees on furlough

29 Apr 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was created at such speed that it created many unanswered questions. The government has...

Continue Reading Comments { 62 }

Settlement agreements: Paying employees’ legal bills

13 Jan 2020

The amount that an employer should pay towards a departing employee’s legal fees for taking advice on a settlement agreement...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Supreme Court

Supreme Court hears final Barclays appeal in sexual harassment case

28 Nov 2019

Supreme Court hears final appeal in significant vicarious liability case with a verdict expected in February.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Why employers need to understand associative discrimination

27 Nov 2019

There is ambiguity over whether claims of associative discrimination can succeed under the Equality Act 2010 but EU law offers some encouragement to...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Political beliefs in the workplace: what does the law say?

15 Oct 2019

As the debate over Brexit reaches a crescendo and leavers and remainers disagree on what should happen next, Richard Fox...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

Steep rise in sexual harassment complaints involving law firms

26 Jul 2019

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

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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 }