Can an employee be dismissed for being late?

Can an employee be dismissed for being late?

Can an employee be dismissed for being late? A security guard with dyslexia and Asperger’s syndrome suffered disability discrimination when he was dismissed for his persistent lateness, the Employment Tribunal has found.   Background Raymond Bryce, a relief security...
Dyslexia discrimination – where did M&S go wrong?

Dyslexia discrimination – where did M&S go wrong?

Dyslexia discrimination – where did M&S go wrong? Earlier this year, the Employment Tribunal found that Rita Jandu, a former Marks & Spencer Plc (M&S) employee with dyslexia, was unfairly dismissed and had been discriminated against by her employer...
It’s the most wonderful time for a beer?

It’s the most wonderful time for a beer?

It’s the most wonderful time for a beer? With Christmas fast approaching and with COVID-19 restrictions no longer in place, many employers are going to be seeing the return of the Christmas party. For too long now, we haven’t been able to meet together and gather our...
Potential Significant Reforms for HR Teams in Financial Services

Potential Significant Reforms for HR Teams in Financial Services

Potential Significant Reforms for HR Teams in Financial Services Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced plans on Friday (9 December 2022) to review the Senior Managers and Certification (SMCR) regime, as part of a wider package of 30 reforms to the financial sector known as...
Changes made to flexible working requests

Changes made to flexible working requests

Changes made to flexible working requests The Government has yesterday released the outcome of its consultation, Making Flexible Working the Default. The Government’s response confirms the intention to introduce changes to current legislation regarding the right to...
Equal Pay Day 2022

Equal Pay Day 2022

Equal Pay Day 2022 Equal Pay – What is it? All employers in the UK have a legal obligation to ensure that men and women receive equal pay for performing equal work. Failure to do so can give rise to equal pay and discrimination claims. Equal Pay Day In a recent report...
Gender critical beliefs – successful discrimination claim

Gender critical beliefs – successful discrimination claim

Gender critical beliefs – successful discrimination claim Maya Forstater has now succeeded with her claims for direct discrimination in the Employment Tribunal. Her other complaints of harassment and indirect discrimination were dismissed. Background Maya Forstater...
Managing Workplace Stress: Good Practice or Legal Necessity?

Managing Workplace Stress: Good Practice or Legal Necessity?

Managing Workplace Stress: Good Practice or Legal Necessity? It goes without saying that the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the world in which we all live and work. Employers and employees alike have been forced to contend not only with the stresses...