Employment Law News Updates and HR Articles
Subject him to “serial farting” In an Australian employment case, David Hingst sought $1.8million (£966,732) in damages after alleging that his work colleague Greg Short would subject him to “serial farting”, 5 or 6 times a day in a windowless, small room...read more
And now a survey on sexism (sorry to all you men this week!) A recent survey by YouGov which polled over 800 senior HR professionals and people managers revealed that nearly two in five senior women describe their workplace as “sexist”.This is 37% whereas...read more
Unfairly dismissed for being pregnant three weeks into a new job Continuing with the pregnancy theme, in the case of Eilise Walker v Arco Environmental, Ms Walker won her tribunal claims for unfair dismissal and pregnancy discrimination after being made to...read more
Aims to end the fear faced by many women Parliament is considering a bill that will provide greater protections against redundancy for pregnant women and new mothers.Under current protections, a woman who is made redundant during her maternity leave must...read more
Working time is forever in the news It’s fair to say that working time is forever in the news, whether it be how to treat travel time or sleeping in shifts.The case of Federación de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) v Deutsche Bank SAE. strips back...read more
Sacked because she used a work PC for online shopping An employee who was sacked because she used a work PC for online shopping during her breaks has won her claim for unfair dismissal and has been awarded £16,000.In late 2017 Ashley McMahon was questioned...read more
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