Monthly Archives: January 2018

How much can your employer quiz you about your past?

Date: January 30, 2018 by admin

No employer would publish a job advert that contained discriminatory wording and most employers are aware that they need to be careful not to indirectly discriminate against protected groups when it comes to describing the requirements of a role. For example, very few job adverts specifically state that a job is ‘full time only’ given …

The pitfalls of private health when things go wrong

Date: January 25, 2018 by admin

They vast majority of healthcare professionals and workers are dedicated individuals performing their duties to the very best of their ability. However, in a number of recently reported high profile cases, doctors and other healthcare professionals have been found liable directly for their own negligent treatment of patients. More often than not, if they are …

The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill now allows parents paid leave after suffering the loss of a child

Date: January 20, 2018 by admin

The Parental Bereavement Leave (Statutory Entitlement) Bill 2016-17 was mooted last year to allow for the introduction of specific statutory rights in the area of bereavement leave for parents, as opposed to employees simply relying on the existing statutory right to take a ‘reasonable’ period of time off to deal with an emergency. The Bill …

EU worker rights post-Brexit

Date: January 15, 2018 by admin

The issue of EU worker rights post-Brexit is a contentious one. There has been a lot of uncertainty for EU workers following the UK’s decision to leave the EU and pressure on the both sides of the channel to set out detailed plans for EU worker rights in the UK and for those UK workers …

Dismissal for gross misconduct is not always fair

Date: January 10, 2018 by admin

We all know the rules and usually, when a finding of gross misconduct is made, an employer would expect to be able to dismiss the offending employee and (depending on the seriousness of the breach) most of their workmates and colleagues would probably agree. However, dismissal is not always an appropriate sanction, as the recent …