A father whose wife was advised to return to work to combat post-natal depression has won a landmark sex discrimination claim after his employer told him that he would be paid full pay for only two weeks’ paternity leave. Former Telefonica employee who transferred to Capita. When Telefonica employees transferred, Telefonica’s policies transferred with them. Under the […]

Probably not, held the Chancery Division in MPT Group v Peel. High Court rules two employees didn’t breach the duty of fidelity when they lied about future plans to compete. The case looked at, amongst other matters, whether an employee is under a duty to disclose their intention to compete. Two moderately senior employees planned to […]

A hung parliament election outcome has caused uncertainty over Brexit and those enhanced worker rights pledged by all major parties’ manifestos. The Conservatives won 318 seats and Labour 261, meaning Mrs May has less seats than when she called the election. The prime minister has said the nation needs stability after the indecisive result and that […]

It is not unusual for an employer to indicate that it can manage without a particular role, when the post-holder takes a lengthy period of absence. If the absence is disability-related, does it follow that a following redundancy dismissal must be disability discrimination? In a helpful judgement for employers, the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Charlesworth […]

  • 06th June 2017

Unlocking assets
As a business leader, you have the balancing act of maximising commercial opportunities whilst controlling risk. It is important to be aware of tools than can help.

If there was a way to unlock a hidden business asset while risking no cash or only a little cash investment to do so, would you be interested? Roughly a third of UK businesses have an assets on their books that they may not have realised are even a asset – and it’s entirely understandable […]

Directors can be personally liable for their conduct or if they breach certain rules and regulations imposed by English and EU law. These liabilities can range from the risk inherent in personal guarantees and warranties of authority to legislation directly relating to directors’ duties (such as the ‘best interests of the company’ requirements in section […]

US authorities are reevaluating whether to bring criminal charges against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, who has been holed up in the embassy of Ecuador in London since 2012. The move comes after Mike Pompeo, the director of the CIA, last week labelled WikiLeaks as “a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state […]

The Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations has now been approved by Parliament. This will mean all companies with more than 250 employees will have to disclose how much they are paying in salaries and bonuses to their male and female staff. This will come into force on 6 April 2017. Employers will have to publish […]

Organisations must understand their unique risks to the greatest possible extent, and realise generic market data is insufficient. Uniquely effective security means board level ownership and direction utilising questions of compromise, tactics, techniques, intelligence and procedures to match good security, requirements with strategic objectives. Only with focused threat intelligence can analysts spend their precious and […]

  • 06th March 2017

A private members’ bill to ban unpaid internships was introduced in the House of Commons by Alec Shelbrooke (Conservative) in November 2016, but despite some cross-party approval, was rejected by most of his Conservative colleagues. The proposed legislation was designed to ensure that anyone working as an intern would be paid the minimum wage, dependent […]