Should mental health challenges mitigate misconduct sanctions?

Should mental health challenges mitigate misconduct sanctions?

Should mental health challenges mitigate misconduct sanctions? Having been dismissed due to allegations of ‘repeated inappropriate conduct’, a scientist at AstraZeneca, Dr James Muir, has been found by the Employment Tribunal to have been unfairly and wrongly...
Anti-Zionism held to be a Protected Belief

Anti-Zionism held to be a Protected Belief

Anti-Zionism held to be a Protected Belief Having been accused of antisemitic comments, a sociology professor, David Miller at the University of Bristol has been found to have been discriminated against. This case recognises anti-Zionist views as beliefs and has...
Legislation to guarantee tips for hospitality workers

Legislation to guarantee tips for hospitality workers

Legislation to guarantee tips for hospitality workers The Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill is set to come into force on 1 July 2024.  The new legislation will place a legal obligation on employers to ensure that all tips, gratuity, and service charges are paid in...
All in a Day’s Work: Introduction to Post Termination Restrictions

All in a Day’s Work: Introduction to Post Termination Restrictions

All in a Days Work – Introduction to Post Termination Restrictions In this episode of Herrington Carmichael’s All in a Day’s Work Employment and Immigration Law podcast, we are discussing post termination restrictions. We’re taking it back to basics by looking...
Freedom of Expression versus Offending Others?

Freedom of Expression versus Offending Others?

Freedom of Expression versus Offending Others? The recent judgment in Phoenix v The Open University saw the Employment Tribunal uphold the majority of Professor Phoenix’s claims against her former employer for direct discrimination, harassment, victimisation and...
Is time of the essence? Constructive dismissal claims

Is time of the essence? Constructive dismissal claims

Is time of the essence? Constructive dismissal claims A recent decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal has received media attention when Dr Leaney, a teacher and a warden at Loughborough University, resigned from his job in order to bring a constructive unfair...
Snow your employment rights!

Snow your employment rights!

Snow your employment rights! What are your rights if you are unable to get to work because of the snow?Employees are not automatically entitled to pay if they are unable to get to work because of adverse weather conditions. However, employers may have contractual or...
Gender: Offensive Speech or Freedom of Expression?

Gender: Offensive Speech or Freedom of Expression?

Gender: Offensive Speech or Freedom of Expression? The Employment Tribunal has ruled in favour of social worker Rachel Meade, who faced suspension over her expression of gender critical views on social media.  Westminster City Council and Social Work England have both...
Sexual Harassment in Financial Services

Sexual Harassment in Financial Services

Sexual Harassment in Financial Services The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023 has introduced the proactive duty on employers to take “reasonable steps” to prevent harassment of employees in the course of their employment. The Act focusses on...
AI’s Influence on HR in the Financial Services Sector

AI’s Influence on HR in the Financial Services Sector

AI’s Influence on HR in the Financial Services Sector Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionise the landscape of the UK financial services sector, presenting both opportunities and challenges for HR professionals in this sector. As the industry...