Employment

Corporate Governance Regulations: are you ready to report?

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New Corporate Governance rules from January this year affect not just quoted companies, but companies with more than 250 employees, with an increased requirement for directors to report on employee engagement, how they have engaged with employees and had regard to employee interests including on principal company decisions, as well as reporting on CEO pay ratios for quoted companies. More …

Supreme Court rules on meaning of ‘unfavourable treatment’

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Matthew Smith, Partner in Blake Morgan's Employment Law team discusses Williams v The Trustees of Swansea University Pension and Assurance Scheme and Swansea University where the Supreme Court confirmed a common-sense approach to the meaning of ‘unfavourable treatment’ under section 15 of the Equality Act 2010. More …

Suspending an employee from work

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A recent Court of Appeal decision provides useful guidance for employers and held that there is no breach of the implied term of trust and confidence where there is reasonable and proper cause to suspend an employee from work pending investigations into allegations of misconduct. More …

Duty of full and frank disclosure: Wild Brain Family International Ltd v (1) Robson & (2) Chubb [2018] EWHC 3163 (Ch)

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In court proceedings injunctive relief may be granted to the claimant after successfully asserting a without notice application in circumstances where, for example, there is a case of extreme urgency or if there is a need for secrecy. More …

Merits of the underlying claim relevant in granting an interim injunction to enforce a restrictive covenant: Berry Recruitment Limited v Brooke Donovan

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In this particular employment court case, the court had to rule on an interim injunction against a former employee for a possible breach of restrictive covenant. The question as to the merits of the claim and the inclusion of the current facts were problematic in this respect, since the restrictive covenant could have expired by the time of court proceedings and the basis of the claim would therefore have been removed. More …

What employers need to know about paying life assurance benefits

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What should you consider when paying out life assurance benefits – and what are the implications if you get it wrong? Adrian Lamb, Legal Director in our Pensions and Benefits team considers the issues involved for employers and trustees. More …

How to avoid unfavourable treatment

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How can employers avoid treating employees unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of their disability? More …

Protections extended for whistleblowers

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The Court of Appeal has held that a whistleblower's colleagues can be personally liable for dismissal-related detriments and the losses flowing from the dismissal. More …

Employment Law Developments: Looking Ahead to 2019

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Looking ahead to 2019 what are likely to be the significant employment law developments for employers and HR professionals? One date has, and will continue to dominate the headlines, 29 March 2019 when the UK is scheduled to leave the EU. More …

Employment Law Top Ten of 2018

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How will employers and HR professionals remember 2018? Another year dominated by Brexit? Brexit aside (hold on: weren't we saying the same thing last year?), at the end of the year, we take a moment to look back at some of the most important Employment law cases and legislation from 2018. More …