All items: Equality and human rights

  • Is it ever fair to expect employees to dress a certain way?

    Date:
    17 February 2017

    When receptionist Nicola Thorp was sent home from an assignment for wearing flat shoes it created a flurry of debate and a subsequent parliamentary inquiry. Now the results of the inquiry have been published, what does this mean for employers who operate uniform or dress code policies?

  • Bonus season: five mistakes employers can make

    Date:
    15 February 2017

    No matter who the employer is and how much scrutiny they are under, calculating bonuses can be problematic. We round up five employment law cases where the employer made a bonus mistake.

  • Surveillance at work: the legal issues of using CCTV

    Date:
    24 January 2017

    CCTV used to require installation by specialist security engineers, but modern small-scale camera systems can now be rigged up by almost anyone. Pam Loch, managing partner of Loch Employment Law, looks at the legal implications of surveillance cameras in the workplace.

  • Employment law cases 2017: seven decisions to look out for

    Date:
    15 December 2016

    We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing, employment tribunal fees and holiday pay.

  • Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

    Date:
    12 December 2016

    During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive season? We set out some essentials.

  • Michelle Obama "ape" comment: how employers can deal with racist language

    Date:
    7 December 2016

    We run through what employers need to bear in mind when dealing with an employee who uses racist language in the workplace.

  • Duty to make reasonable adjustments: five tips from case law

    Date:
    7 December 2016

    The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled workers requires employers to consider what is "reasonable". But how can employers make sure they stay on the right side of this requirement? We round up five examples where the courts and tribunals found that the duty was triggered.

  • Ten important employment law cases in 2016

    Date:
    1 December 2016

    What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.

  • Top tips on avoiding discrimination when managing older workers

    Date:
    1 November 2016

    Five years on from the abolition of the default retirement age, employers are still coming to terms with the practical challenges of managing older workers. Chris Cook and Keely Rushmore of SA Law advise on how to deal with sensitive issues concerning older workers, such as planning ahead and addressing performance issues.

  • Eight ways to ensure diversity initiatives are fair

    Date:
    17 October 2016

    After a BBC radio presenter claimed he was sacked for being a white man, is positive discrimination a fair solution to employers' diversity issues?

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