Entries by damian

Will Brexit Change Employment Law Rights?

Now that everybody has finally gotten over the shock of Britain choosing to leave the EU, the government can begin the process of evaluating, and if necessary reordering, elements of UK employment law across various working sectors. But what exactly can employers and employees expect to see changed? Will anything actually be altered? David Davis, […]

Sex Discrimination Win For Male Police Officer

Workplace harassment and gender discrimination most often affects women, but as one recent case involving the Metropolitan police department shows, men are sometimes also on the receiving end of this. An employment tribunal ruling concluded that Chief Inspector Adrian Denby of Paddington Green Station, London, suffered sex discrimination on five occasions since 2014 at the […]

New Report Highlights UK Pregnancy Discrimination

A recently survey produced by the Equity and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) shows a startling number of young women are experiencing workplace discrimination over issues relating to pregnancy and maternity. The EHRC report also reveals how women are six times more likely to be dismissed from their job if they are pregnant, and that 6% […]

Office Temp Stands Up To Dress Code “Discrimination”

A controversy in the workplace emerged recently as a London office temp was sent home from work when she refused to wear high heels in an office. Nicola Thorpe, 27, was informed by her bosses at Central London finance business, PwC, that she is expected to wear shoes with a heel measuring 2 to 4 […]

Gay Discrimination Ruling Challenged by Christian Bakery

In a case important for illustrating the legal consequences of how the personal belief of business proprietors can result in accusations of discrimination against customers, a court has heard how the proprietors of a Northern-Irish bakery have appealed a 2015 court ruling that they discriminated against a customer’s sexuality. Gay rights activist, Gareth Lee, claims […]

Tribunal success for police officer facing racial discrimination

A British-Asian police officer who specialised in anti-terror activities has won a tribunal claim against Kent police force on grounds that he was racially discriminated against by being overlooked for a job promotion. Angus Bowler was an officer at Kent Police for 25 years, during which time he specialised in counter terrorism activities and anti-immigration […]

Official NHS Whistleblowing Policy Introduced

The NHS Improvement organisation, which oversees the performance of NHS establishments across the UK, has published its highly anticipated final draft of an official whistleblowing policy report that the entire NHS must enforce prior to 31st March 2017. It was agreed last November there should be one set of rules regarding whistleblowing for use across […]

The Employment Law Changes of 2016

April 2016 will see a number of new changes occurring across UK employment law that employers and employees alike must adapt to. Each year workers get caught off guard by the alterations that are suddenly a UK legal requirement. Read on for an overview of the key changes we should all be prepared for. Introducing […]

The Brexit & UK Employment Law

If the UK leaves the European Union (EU) after the June 23rd referendum many workers will be left wondering how the change will affect laws associated with the UK workplace. EU law supports a large part of British employment legislation, such as discrimination rights, working hours and the maternity rights granted to both women and […]

Disability Discrimination Win For Starbucks Employee

A woman with dyslexia has won an employment tribunal case on grounds that she suffered disability discrimination at the hands of her former employer, US coffee corporation Starbucks, which claimed she committed fraud by falsifying documents. Ms Meseret Kumulchew won her tribunal case this past December after it was ruled she was discriminated against when […]