Stephen Jennings

4-December-2019

employment law changes

April 2020 onwards will see a number of changes and employers should be taking practical steps now to ensure that they are fully prepared. A number of additional changes may take place depending on the outcome of the general election…


2-December-2019

An interesting decision has just been handed down by a London Employment Tribunal to the effect that TUPE applies not just to employees but also to the wider category of workers. This could potentially have very significant implications for anyone…



25-June-2019

Disability discrimination

A new Court of Appeal decision highlights the unusual case of an employee who successfully brought a disability discrimination claim even though she is not, and is not likely ever to be, disabled. Background to the claim C was employed…


14-June-2019

Equalities training

Equalities training is usually a good way to promote a harmonious working environment and reduce the risk of a legal claim. However a recent Employment Tribunal Judgment highlights the risks of providing this training in an insensitive way. The employer,…


7-June-2019

LGBT+ Flags

June is Pride month, when the LGBTQ+ community celebrates with a series of events. It’s a joyful and fun time, but it’s also a protest – there are still battles to be fought, especially when it comes to discrimination in…



20-May-2019

Drinking coffee whilst tracking employee hours

A recent case in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) highlights the importance of keeping a proper record of the hours worked by employees. The ECJ held that, in order to comply with the provisions of the Working Time Directive…



9-May-2019

people at table

A recent case in the Court of Appeal has emphasised the risks of suspending an employee without good cause. Whilst many employers automatically suspend employees accused of more serious allegations, doing so without considering the full circumstances could be an…