Legal news, views, trends and tools for HR Professionals. Stay ahead. Go further

DWF

DWF

Legal news, views, trends and tools for HR Professionals. Stay ahead. Go further

DWF

Latest Articles

Archives: January 2017

Blame robots not immigrants for “stealing” our jobs

As the world reels in response to the effects of populist politics in the US (and last year’s Brexit vote in the UK), business leaders at least know where to lay the blame for rising unemployment levels over the past decade – man made machines not overseas workers.

Read more

Tags: ,

What does the Government’s plan for Brexit mean for employment law in the UK?

On 17 January 2017 the Prime Minister set out the 12 principles forming the government’s agenda for Brexit negotiations.  It is now clear that the government proposes a “hard” Brexit in which the UK leaves the single market for goods and services and takes control of both our laws and inward immigration from the EU.  In addition, Mrs May repeated …

Read more

Tags: , ,

Not working your lunch break – breach of the Working Time Regulations?

In the case of Grange vs Abellio London, the Employment Appeals Tribunals (“EAT”) held that employers who deny their employees the opportunity to take an adequate rest break could fall foul of the Working Time Regulations 1998.

Read more

Tags: , , ,

Inappropriate warnings should be ignored in disciplinary proceedings

In the case of Bandara vs British Broadcasting Corporation, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) held that manifestly inappropriate warnings cannot be relied on in disciplinary proceedings.

Read more

Tags: , , , ,

When are employers liable for their employees’ Christmas party antics?

In the case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd, the High Court held that a Company was not vicariously liable for an assault by one of its directors against an employee, following a Company Christmas party.

Read more

Tags: , , ,

Gender pay gap regulations: Final version published

The Government has at last published the final version of the Gender Pay Gap Regulations (“the regulations”), along with explanatory notes. These regulations are subject to Parliamentary approval and are due to come into force on 6th April 2017.

Read more

Tags: , , , ,

Detriment as a result of trade union activities: The burden of proof

Where a claimant claims that they suffered detrimental treatment related to trade union activities, it is for the employer to show the sole or main purpose for which it acted or failed to act, i.e. the “burden of proof” is on the employer.

Read more

Tags: , , ,

employment@dwf.co.uk

Legal news, views, trends and tools for HR Professionals. Stay ahead. Go further