employment law news - September 2012
This month we welcome Lucy Morris who joins us for the coming
year as a newly qualified solicitor with the Employment team based
Lucy trained with the firm and she looks forward to working with
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We look at the latest cases, including one where the employer avoided breaching the implied term of trust and confidence because it rectified the mistakes of an over-reactive manager.
An employer is held liable for sexual orientation harassment as a result of two of its employees logging on to a colleague's Facebook page and announcing that he was gay.
With an estimated 140 million days lost to sickness absence every year, employers will be well aware of the huge impact that sickness absence can have on their businesses. How do you deal with employees returning from sickness absence with a 'fit note'?
As the recession continues to bite, employers considering reducing employee hours need to take advice as to whether redundancy or 'some other substantial reason' is the correct approach for resulting dismissals.
A Polish employee who was ordered not to speak in her own language has succeeded in a claim for direct race discrimination.
From 1 October 2012 the HSE will start to recover costs from employers in material breach of Health and Safety law, under the "Fee For Intervention" scheme. Our Health and Safety team looks at new guidance on how it will operate.
Our Employment law team is hosting the next Thames Valley HR forum on 16 October 2012 at its Oxford office. The forum will look at legal issues on performance management.