Employment Law News

Coverage of the most recent changes to employment law from the employment law specialists at Simpson Millar, including guides to ensure that the environment you work in is beneficial for everyone. These articles are essential reading for employers, employees and trade unions.
7 Common Questions About Whistleblowing

Time icon 9 February 2018 | Person icon Joy Drummond

Whistleblowing at work can be a daunting prospect if you don’t have all the facts. We answer some common questions to help your understanding.

A Simpson Millar Take On The Phil Neville Affair

Time icon 29 January 2018 | Person icon David Hession

Phil Neville has kept his job as women’s football manager despite outcry over his comments on social media. Simpson Millar investigates.

Mental Health And The Equality Act 2010

Time icon 25 January 2018 | Person icon David Hession

It has been reported that insurance companies are treating people with mental health issues less favorably.

Less Hours Worked, More Productivity?

Time icon 25 January 2018 | Person icon David Hession

Can employees working four days instead of five really lead to higher levels of productivity? New research into work-life balance suggests this could be the case.

Employer Relocations – The Legal Issues

Time icon 10 January 2018 | Person icon David Hession

Employers may decide to relocate from their usual place of work, which can raise a number of legal issues for employers and employees.

Disciplinary Action For Calling In Sick

Time icon 10 January 2018 | Person icon David Hession

Wagamamas offered a very simple ultimatum in relation to sick leave over their busy Christmas period: Call in sick, and there will be disciplinary action.

The Christmas Party Season – Avoiding An End Of Year Catastrophe

Time icon 6 December 2017 | Person icon David Hession

End of year functions are a great way to unwind with work colleagues in a more social environment, but certain rules still apply.

Unpaid Holiday Pay Claims – One Worker's Battle

Time icon 29 November 2017 | Person icon Joy Drummond

An ongoing case over the right to receive holiday pay could have ground-breaking consequences for workers and employers in the UK

Failure To Consider The Breastfeeding Worker

Time icon 14 November 2017 | Person icon Deana Bates

An ECJ case considered whether an employer's failure to carry out a workplace assessment for a breastfeeding mother can be considered sex discrimination.

UBER Loses Appeal, Drivers Win Worker Rights

Time icon 10 November 2017 | Person icon Joy Drummond

Uber have lost their appeal, meaning its drivers are now considered fully fledged 'workers', entitling them worker status benefits.

Sexual Harassment In The Work Place

Time icon 6 November 2017 | Person icon Deana Bates

What should you do if you have experienced sexual harassment at work? Find out the steps to take if you’re in this situation.

A Guide To Returning To Work After Maternity Leave

Time icon 16 October 2017 | Person icon Deana Bates

Returning from maternity leave can be a headache. Planning and communicating with your employer is key to make the process as smooth as possible.

Can An Employee Claim Back Holiday If They Were Ill?

Time icon 6 October 2017 | Person icon Deana Bates

If you get ill just before your holiday, can you claim the annual leave back from your employer? Our Employment Solicitor explains how this could be the case.

Employee Wins Tribunal Against Age Discrimination

Time icon 26 September 2017 | Person icon Deana Bates

A 59 year old woman recently won at a Watford Employment Tribunal after being told she would be suited to a more 'traditional' office.

Uber Lose Licence To Operate In London

Time icon 22 September 2017 | Person icon Deana Bates

Uber has recently had their licence revoked in London. Over 40,000 workers will be affected. Our Employment Specialist explains the story.

FDA Wins Over £200,000 for CPS Direct Union Members

Time icon 13 September 2017 | Person icon Joy Drummond

The FDA won a claim for £200,000 for its union members from CPS over hours worked, thanks to FDA Official Jawad Raza and Joy Drummond

Foster carers – workers, employees or self-employed contractors?

Time icon 4 September 2017 | Person icon Deana Bates

Foster carers are perceived as self-employed contractors and as such are not entitled to certain employment rights. Find out how this can be challenged.

How To Address Problems With Your Employees

Time icon 1 September 2017 | Person icon David Hession

Employers often dread dealing with difficult or awkward situations involving their employees We offer some tips to help you tackle employee issues.

The Taylor Review – Can It Bring The Radical Change Needed?

Time icon 11 August 2017 | Person icon Joy Drummond

In the wake of the Taylor Review, we explore how this could change the future of employment law in the UK



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