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News Roundup 11th April 2017

11 April 2017
Latest Supreme Court: Indirect DiscriminationIn order to succeed with an indirect discrimination claim (1), is it necessary to establish the reason for the particular disadvantage to which a grou...

News Roundup 3rd April 2017

03 April 2017
Headscarves and Religious DiscriminationDoes the banning of a headscarf at work constitute discrimination?No, at least not direct discrimination, held the CJEU in Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions (th...

Changes to UK employment Law 2016

19 September 2016
It has been a year of change in employment law and more is yet to come. There remains uncertainty about what impact the decision to leave the EU will have on employment legislation post-Brexit.Empl...

How will the decision to leave the European Union (EU) impact employment?

04 July 2016
It remains unclear quite what the future holds for Britain and its employment practices after the vote to leave the European Union (1). Concerned business leaders have appealed for calm and more cl...

Stop the Press: Dealing with Workplace Problems Before They Become News

16 June 2016
Employment practices in a number of high profile cases have made headlines in the past week.The separate appearances of the owner of Sports Direct and the former Chief Executive of British Home Sto...

An Employer’s Right to Check Applicant’s Criminal Past Comes into Question.

04 April 2016
Employers have been allowed to do criminal record checks on job applicants but the right to continue doing so is now under question. A High Court judge ruled the criminal records check scheme used ...

10 Things to Know About the UK National Living Wage 2016

14 March 2016
The introduction of the living wage is just a couple of weeks away and it is worth taking a look at a few facts, the impact and a few predictions in relation to it.The compulsory National Living Wa...

Placing a job ad? Mind your words and take extra care to ensure they do not break the law when advertising job vacancies

29 February 2016
Employers are being urged to take extra care to ensure they do not break the law when advertising job vacancies. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has drawn up a series of helpful gui...

Blowing the whistle on wrongdoing in the workplace

15 February 2016
For an employer facing up to wrongdoing in its own organisation is a difficult task – and getting it wrong can prove costly.There is a mixed view of whistle-blowers. For some they are heroes workin...

Monitoring internet and email usage in the workplace

25 January 2016
While the case of a Romanian engineer being fired after his bosses are said to have snooped on his emails made national headlines in the past week, it is worth remembering that this is nothing new....

Employers are running the risk of legal action by making unlawful deductions from wages.

21 November 2015
Instances of workers being docked pay for praying, taking cigarette breaks and going to the toilet have hit the headlines in recent years. Employees have also complained about not being paid at all...

Castle Weekly News Round Up 11.1

31 October 2015
This week in the news, the Tory government state that the EU has an important role in deciding employment law; a delivery driver is awarded £31k in compensation after winning his unfair dismissal c...

Are expectant mothers getting a raw deal from employers?

19 October 2015
Expecting a baby is a time for celebration and it’s natural for parents to hope that family, friends and colleagues will share their joyful anticipation. One of the feelings a mother-to-be definite...

Tipping the scales of justice to tackle obesity in the workplace

28 September 2015
A court ruling that a casino can fire its waitresses if they gain more than 7lbs has put the issue of weight in the workplace back in the headlines.The US court ruled Borgata casino’s personal appe...

Fear prevents workers from blowing the whistle to stop wrongdoing in the workplace

16 September 2015
Apprehensive employees would rather turn a blind eye or remain tight-lipped instead of exposing serious wrongdoing in the workplace.The fear of repercussions means workers believe it is better to k...

Open all hours and changing work times

08 July 2015
Government plans to extend Sunday opening hours are expected to give large retailers a huge boost.The announcement expected in today’s (Wed, 8 July) budget is likely to create thousands of jobs acr...

Free speech in the workplace and walking the tight rope of political correctness

07 July 2015
The debate about what constitutes free speech in the workplace remains a costly one for employers.It was again the topic for much discussion recently following the conclusion of a case in which a C...

ACAS Early Conciliation and what it means to you.

05 January 2015
The breakdown of any relationship can prove to be a bitter and costly affair.When the split is between an employer and aggrieved employee it can be extremely acrimonious.All parties risk being left...

Religion, work and Christmas; what employers need to know.

09 December 2014
For many employers the festive period is business as usual. The super commercialisation of Christmas and dwindling church congregations has seen the real message of the Christian festival fade into...

Legal Corner: Right to Trade Union Representation

04 November 2014
All employees have the right to be accompanied by a trade Union Representative or colleague when attending a disciplinary or grievance hearing as outlined in section 10 of the Employment Relations ...
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