Many companies might view a transgender employee as a problem, but the individual deserves the same fair treatment as any staff member, writes HR director at Moorepay, Lisa Gillespie.
Key developments in employment law will take effect from the start of next month. Here, employment law director at law firm Peninsula, Alan Price, take a look at five important developments.
Recent employment law cases have placed the spotlight firmly on disability discrimination, making it more important for bosses to offer fairness for all.
Recent events have brought more attention to sexual harassment in the workplace, but knowing how to fight against such issues is still not fully understood. To give bosses a more in-depth view of what can be done, we asked experts what procedures should be put in place and what staff expect the process to be like.
Staff need to know you’ll take their claims of harassment seriously. Capital Law’s Mary Goldsbrough gives advice on which policies you should have in place and how to ensure staff know what to do when such an event occurs.
If one thing is for certain, Pimlico Plumbers” appearance at the Supreme Court has put the debate surrounding the rights of the self-employed slap bang into the public consciousness.
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.