Young people not ready for the world of work

8 July 2019

Businesses have said they want character and broader skills, from team leadership to problem solving, to be embedded in the educational curriculum to a much greater extent.

HSE calls on councils to commit to health and safety

8 July 2019

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has called on local authorities across the country to make a “statement of commitment” to work with others to improve health and safety standards in the sectors they regulate.

EAT reviews a range of whistleblowing precedents

5 July 2019

Hearing the case of Dray Simpson vs Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided a useful review of a number of previous findings that have been quoted in other cases that concern whistleblowing.

Employers should prevent sexual harassment

4 July 2019

An alliance of more than 20 unions, charities and women’s rights organisations has launched a petition calling for a new law to make employers prevent sexual harassment in their workplaces.

Dismissal was not religious discrimination

4 July 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) was recently asked to overturn the decision of an employment tribunal that the dismissal of a non-executive director of an NHS Trust had not been grounds for a claim of discrimination because of religious belief and victimisation.

Ruling on judges’ pensions could have wider impact

3 July 2019

The Supreme Court has refused the Government permission to appeal against a ruling in which the Court of Appeal concluded that the Ministry of Justice discriminated against judges on the grounds of age, race and equal pay in relation to changes to their pensions.

Care agency asked pre-employment health questions

3 July 2019

Section 60 of the Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for employers to ask about an applicant’s health or disability before they have been offered the job, or before including them in a pool of successful candidates to be offered a role at a later date, except in specified situations.

Female bosses say their workplace is sexist

1 July 2019

While more than a third (37%) of women bosses say there is sexism in their workplace, only 22% of their male counterparts agree, according to new research by the charity Young Women’s Trust (YWT).

Nanny tackles footballer’s illegal deductions

28 June 2019

A footballer playing for one of the richest clubs in the world has been ordered, with his wife, to pay more than £3600 to their children's former nanny after an employment tribunal found that they had made an unauthorised deduction from her wages.