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Employment law and HR insights

Major sporting events and employee absence risk
It is often commonplace that with any international and well-followed sporting event, employment issues arise whereby employers are required to tackle short notice annual leave
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The gig economy: self-employed or workers?
In October 2016, Uber drivers won the right to be classed as workers as opposed to self-employed contractors. As such, the employment tribunal decided that
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The gig economy: self-employed but working exclusively for one client?
The case of Exmoor Ales LTD and another v Herriot investigated whether the self-employed status is applicable when the individual is working exclusively for one
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Sexual orientation discrimination
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently considered whether a constructive dismissal and a sexual orientation discrimination claim can succeed based on the treatment of a
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Postpone a disciplinary hearing due to a police investigation?
In the case of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust v Gregg, the Court of Appeal considered whether employers must postpone a disciplinary hearing when
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Is suspension a breach of trust and confidence?
There are occasions when an educational establishment, such as a school, needs to suspend an employee to allow them to conduct a full and impartial
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