Primark landed itself in hot water, after failing to protect one of its transgender employees from the abuse of colleagues. The company promptly found itself in court, slapped with a gender reassignment discrimination badge. There is, of course, a lesson to be learned.
Prime minister Theresa May has repeatedly confirmed her intention to create a hostile environment for illegal migrants. But whilst the word “illegal” might conjure up an image of clandestine entry, it’s surprisingly easy for a law-abiding individual to be labelled as such.
The Taylor Review was launched in July 2017 and a response from the government has been awaited since. Now it’s arrived, bosses are split over the outcome.
While the Google search engine’s function is to point you to the most relevant information you need, it can also be used to pinpoint current trends. This was highlighted by First4Lawyers, which tried to spot staff grievances based on popular Google searches.
Real Business has hosted its first webinar, for which we focused on employment law, joined by PwC barrister and employment lawyer Tilly Harries.
Amanda Boyd, professional support employment lawyer at LHS Solicitors, says all businesses should approach sexual harassment claims with a degree of sensitivity and diplomacy.
Real Business will be hosting a webinar on 13 December, dedicated to the changes we’ve seen in the employment law landscape this year, as well as those yet to come.
Many bosses have faced disputes which have arisen because employment contracts were either not issued, or were poorly drafted. But it is possible to avoid such scenarios by ensuring all employees are handed appropriate and robust contracts in the first place.
An employee is leaving the business. You reach their final day without mishap. Then they pull a prank. What do you do? Should you let the prankster go quietly? Do you owe any duty of care to their future employer? How do you manage other potentially affected staff?
When facing difficult times, restructuring the business to make efficiencies is often the only solution. Unfortunately, this can result in a human cost if it requires staff to be made redundant.
The shocking sexual harassment events which came to light in the Harvey Weinstein scandal of recent weeks, not to mention the subsequent reaction of women across the world, has signalled a sea change in attitudes towards acceptable standards of behaviour.
First Sutton’s Wayne Shaw and now Everton star Wayne Rooney – aside from the shared first name, they’ve also been slapped with “gross misconduct.”