Stephen Jennings

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…


23-April-2019

Formal support

You are invited to attend a half day employment TUPE training session. This is an interactive session based on our experience of advising on all aspects of TUPE transfers over many years. There will be the opportunity to discuss best…



5-November-2018

Five pound note

New payslip requirements are set to come into force, requiring itemised calculations for variable rates of pay and hours worked. Alongside, the requirement for payslips will be extended to include workers, not just employees.   The two amendments to the 1996…


24-July-2018

Office Supplies

The summer of 2018 is already being compared with the long, hot scorcher of 1976. Records have been broken across the UK, the words ‘hose-pipe ban’ are being whispered, and we’re all suffering from sleep deprivation due to night-time temperatures…