All items: Equality and human rights

  • Job applicants with spurious intentions: what should employers do?

    Date:
    20 March 2017

    Police in Scotland have been informed about a serial job applicant who threatens to launch legal action if he is not invited to interview.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Flexible working: balancing an individual's request against the impact on the rest of the workforce

    Date:
    16 August 2016

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent indirect sex discrimination case that highlights the problems that an employer can face when it has to balance the working-pattern requests of individual employees against the needs of the workforce as a whole, and its need to provide an effective service.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to equality and human rights.