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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 stirred significant debate surrounding the fine...

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 full to workers, including eligible agency workers. ...

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 at what...

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 constructive dismissal stemming from her gender...

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 dismissal claim. This claim was dismissed and subsequently...

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 custom arrangements in place...

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 been found to have discriminated against Ms Meade...

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 an employer’s duty regarding the...

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 eagerly awaits anticipated regulatory guidance in early 2024,...

Manager tells employee “you had a baby at the wrong time”!

In this article we look at a case where an employer told his employee, during a business restructure, “you had a baby at the wrong time”. This is another case which highlights the importance of employers considering, and consulting with, employees who are on maternity...

Herrington Carmichael LLP's employment team is praised by clients as 'exceptional'. Alistair McArthur leads the practice, working on a range of employment law matters, with particular emphasis on enforcing post-termination obligations and TUPE. In February 2020, Darren Smith joined the firm from Boyes Turner; Smith acts for a number of prestigious leisure and hospitality sector clients and also strengthens the teams offering in complex discrimination cases.

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