Employment Law

  • Employment References

    Employment References

    With limited exceptions*, generally an employee has no legal right to a reference. However, as it is usual practice to give and receive references, alarm bells may ring if a future employer cannot secure a reference from a former employer.… Read More

  • Disability Discrimination and Cancer

    Disability Discrimination and Cancer

    In a recent survey* from Macmillan Cancer Support, 18% of those surveyed suffering from cancer complained of facing discrimination from employers or colleagues on returning to work. This is disturbing when the overwhelming majority (85%) of… Read More

  • Workers and the “gig economy”

    Workers and the “gig economy”

    For those businesses involved in the “gig economy” (which seeks to marry technology with individuals looking to sell their services as self-employed freelancers) an interesting Employment Tribunal case has hit the headlines involving Uber… Read More

  • Disability Discrimination - We need to talk

    Disability Discrimination - We need to talk

    A troubling survey by recruitment business Reed in association with Disability Rights UK has shown that of 300 businesses surveyed: 9% of employers said their business was not able to support an employee with a… Read More

  • More National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed

    More National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed

    Despite all the publicity which surrounded the introduction of the National Living Wage (£7.20 per hour for workers aged 25 and over) in April 2016, it remains the case that too many employers are getting it wrong and paying their workers… Read More

  • Is Sexual Harassment “Still just a bit of banter?”

    Is Sexual Harassment “Still just a bit of banter?”

    Research carried out by the TUC in association with the Everyday Sexism Project has revealed that sexual harassment remains an ever present problem in the modern workplace. Findings in their report “Still just a bit of banter? Sexual… Read More