Coronavirus – Advice for Employers – 26/2/2020

Coronavirus – Advice for Employers – 26/2/2020

In response to numerous questions from employers about what can, and cannot be done during any possible future epidemic, we have put together a summary of the advice and questions we have received so far. We will keep this updated.

Unfair Dismissal and Disciplinary Procedures

Unfair Dismissal and Disciplinary Procedures

There has long been a misconception on the part of many professionals that a separate investigation meeting before the disciplinary meeting is essential. It is not, and has never been. The case of Sunshine Hotel v Goddard has some useful guidance which is essential reading for those who deal with disciplinary matters.

Samira Ahmed v BBC; Equal Pay

Samira Ahmed v BBC; Equal Pay

Last week ended with a judgement in the Tribunal worth 100’s of thousands of pounds on an Equal pay claim. The defendant was the BBC, the employee was Sumira Ahmed. The £700,000 claim arose when she claimed equal pay with Jeremy Vine, and while she only receives £440 per episode, the claim goes back years and amounts to a staggering sum.