Female employees are facing unacceptable levels of daily sexual harassment in online meetings and in online messaging services. The increase in working remotely has seen a corresponding increase in female staff receiving sexist comments…
Articles by ‘Caroline Doran Millett’
RWK Goodman and Fram Search Survey shows 90% employers have not updated Anti-Harassment policies or training to reflect remote and hybrid working
Being made redundant can be a very challenging time. But what is the best approach to take? Signing a settlement agreement may be the best option for you, however there are a few thing that you need to know first.
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The latest research from the British Chamber of Commerce shows that UK business are far from prepared for Brexit with as many as two-fifths (41%) having not undertaken a Brexit risk assessment.
The casualties keep coming in the UK’s stricken high street. Last month, 71 of Patisserie Valerie’s loss-making stores and all its concessions were closed immediately, and though the remaining 122 stores continue to trade while a buyer is found, about 3,000 employees are affected.
An important piece in the Financial Times (22 November 2016), from key insurance journalist Oliver Ralph, again highlights the troublesome issue of senior executive pay in the upper echelons of the City.
In a case which the Update has followed through its progress up through the courts, Taiwo v Olaigbe and Another is the Supreme Court decision as to whether immigration status is sufficiently associated with nationality to be a protected characteristic. The case concerned the mistreatment of migrant domestic workers on the grounds of their vulnerability due to their precarious immigration status. The Supreme Court held that this did not amount to discrimination on the grounds of nationality.
In Carreras v United First Partners Research, the EAT has upheld an appeal by a claimant against a Tribunal decision that his reasonable adjustments claim failed because he had not claimed the appropriate provision, criterion or practice which triggered the duty to make reasonable adjustments.
In Abdel–Khalek v Ali the High Court has found that a reference given on behalf of a prospective employee contained a negligent misstatement, and this was upheld when the matter went to the Court of Appeal. The matter concerned a reference which was provided on behalf of a consultant ophthalmic surgeon by a colleague, to another hospital trust, which resulted in the job offer being withdrawn after the consultant had initially been offered the post based on other references.
The events, organised in conjunction with accountancy firm Crowe Clark Whitehill, will consider the common misconception that any such payment can be made without deduction of tax, provided that it does not exceed £30,000….