Changes to Whistle Blower Rules

The Whistleblowing laws are getting plenty of attention at present as the government tables a number of changes to the current rules. At present, to gain protection an employee must have raised complaints “in good faith” otherwise they are not entitled to the...

Practical Advice, Simply Put

An important change to the law has been introduced to the Enterprise Bill currently making its way through parliament. In short, the qualifying period for unfair dismissal will not apply if the reason, or main reason, for the dismissal is political opinion. The bill...

Religious discrimination

An interesting case published today appears to show the appeal tribunal beginning to tire over sensitive employees. The case in question concerns a newsroom, where an employee shouted “What’s happened to the f#cking Pope?” and a Catholic sub editor took offence. The...