Research by the CIPD and Simplyhealth involving 1,078 people professionals shows that 37% of UK businesses have seen an increase in stress-related absence over the last year. Respondents say having heavy workloads (62%), which can be attributed to poor management
4 May 2019
The EAT’s decision in Epsom & St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust v Starling serves as an example of why disciplinary procedures must be followed in full, but if there is a departure, then there must be reasonable and proper cause.
2 May 2019
An alleged sexual harassment claim brought by a female investment associate against City firm IMF involving alleged unwelcome sexual advances by one of the male executive directors has settled for £270,000. Personnel Today report that Nathalie Abildgaard alleged that on a work trip to Spain.
1 May 2019
The Government legislated for a cap of £95,000 on exit payments in the public sector in the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 as amended by the Enterprise Act 2016. The 2015 Act sets out the duty to implement the cap through secondary legislation.
29 April 2019
The Senior President of the Tribunals has published an innovation plan for the modernisation of employment tribunals in 2019-2020. The three key initiatives planned for 2019 are: (1) to give judges, panel members and users access to a digital case record and provide judges and case workers with the facility.
25 April 2019
The Government introduced powers to cap exit payments in the public sector at £95,000 in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 by way of secondary legislation. HM Treasury has opened a consultation which sets out the proposed draft regulations.
24 April 2019
In Nixon v Royal Mail Group Limited, Ms Nixon (N) is a driver, whose line manager was Mr Mistry (M). An ET upheld N’s claim of sexual harassment related to sex in respect of two incidents: (1) where M had pulled her hair and (2) stated that she should be “back at home and in the kitchen”.
21 April 2019
In Shelbourne v Cancer Research UK, members of staff from one department organised CRUK’s Christmas party. The department manager carried out a risk assessment to cover as many eventualities as possible regarding potential hazards and how to mitigate them. Mr Beilik (B) attended the party
20 April 2019
M complained that she had suffered discrimination because of her sexual orientation when she made the MD aware in the first week of her employment that she was gay and he asked her not to make it common knowledge as the owner (Mr Atherton) was old school.
11 April 2019
In Linsley v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Custom, L has ulcerative colitis, which can manifest itself in a sudden and urgent need for a bowel movement. L drove 17 miles to work. HMRC’s Occupational Health Service stated that L would benefit from a dedicated car park space.
10 April 2019