Zero Hours contracts and exclusivity clauses

As of today, the 26th May 2015, exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts have been banned.  This means that if you give people such contracts, you cannot stop them working elsewhere. The eagle eyed among you may feel that this is old news, as certain politicians...

Court rules gay rights trump religious rights

While this case concerned the provision of goods and services, it is directly relevant to employment and employers should take note. We hope that none of our readers will be faced with a dilemma of this type, but the issue is fairly important for all of us as a...

Dismissal For Reporting Employer To The Information Commissioner

The Appeal Tribunal this week found a dismissal to be fair where the employer told an employee NOT to report an alleged breach of the Data Protection Act to the Information Commissioners office (ICO) but the employee reported the employer anyway. This is a case that...

Must disciplinaries stop while grievances are investigated?

The Appeal Tribunal has held that where an employee raises a grievance during a disciplinary and the employer dismisses the employee before investigating the grievance, it does NOT automatically mean the dismissal is unfair. Employers should be cautious about this, as...