In Federación de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras v Deutsche Bank SAE, a Spanish trade union sought a judgment by the ECJ that Deutsche Bank is under an obligation to set up a system for recording the time worked each day by its members of staff to ensure compliance with working time rules.
Published: 22 May 2019
An employer can defend a S.15 Equality Act 2010 ‘discrimination arising from disability’ claim, if it can show that it did not know, and could not reasonably have been expected to know, that the employee had the disability. In Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District Ltd
Published: 16 May 2019
A new analysis by the TUC shows that workers in the UK are putting in the longest hours in the EU. Full-time employees in Britain worked an average of 42 hours a week in 2018, nearly two hours more than the EU average – equivalent to an extra two and a half weeks a year.
Published: 11 May 2019
Recruitment fraud is when someone lies about their experience, qualifications, employment history or previous integrity to help gain employment. A report by Crowe estimates that the total cost of recruitment fraud to the UK economy could be up to £23.9 billion/
Published: 9 May 2019
In Georges v Pobl Group Ltd, G attended an equality and diversity course. The tutor wrote the words ‘n****r’ and ‘paki’ on a flip chart and then asked the delegates to shout out the most derogatory and offensive words that they could think of.
Published: 8 May 2019
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
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 25 April 2019