PersonnelToday reports two female gym employees who were subjected to derogatory comments about their sex by their superior – and were deterred from remaining at the company as a result – have been awarded more than £15,000 in compensation by an employment tribunal.
24 December 2020
HRReview reports that the social media app Pinterest has agreed to pay out £16.9 million after former Chief Operating Officer, Françoise Brougher, brought claims of gender discrimination against the company.
23 December 2020
There is currently a considerable backlog of Employment Tribunal claims due to the pandemic so any attempt to come to a resolution using the ACAS Early Conciliation process should be taken seriously.
22 December 2020
An open letter from CIPD Chief Executive Peter Cheese to chancellor Rishi Sunak has called on the government to extend the furlough scheme beyond March as reported by People Management.
21 December 2020
While most employees will be keen to hold on to their jobs in this period of economic uncertainty, there will always be those who see opportunity in times of challenge and could using the time and freedom to shape plans for their next role. Most employment contracts will include a “full time and attention” clause requiring the employee to focus on his/her job when on your payroll.
17 December 2020
While a normal office Christmas party seems a long way off, there is still an opportunity for employees to have a festive gathering to boost morale and combat the loneliness that can arise from working at home by holding a virtual Christmas party.
16 December 2020
In Beckwith v Solicitors Regulation Authority  EWHC 3231 (Admin), the High Court reversed ... View Article
15 December 2020
Latest ONS statistics reveal that: (a) Among full-time employees the gender pay gap in April 2020 was 7.4%, down from 9.0% in April 2019;
14 December 2020
People Management reports that Watford Employment Tribunal has ruled that an operations clerk was the victim of harassment because of her sex, race and religious belief after finding explicit messages in a WhatsApp group used by her co-workers. The tribunal heard that Ms M. Abdi is a black woman of Somali origin, and she wears a hijab. She worked for the courier as an evening operations clerk from 6 November 2017 until her resignation on 1 September 2018.
14 December 2020
Personnel Today reports that a former Border Force officer who was alleged to have used racist slurs at work has been awarded more than £16,000 after an employment tribunal found the disciplinary process used by the Home Office was unfair.
10 December 2020