What constitutes harassment in the workplace?

The Claimant was employed by the Respondent as a sales representative for just short of one year when he was dismissed. He brought a series of claims to include discrimination, victimisation on the grounds of disability and race and harassment.…

Employment Tribunal statistics update

The Ministry of Justice has now published the Employment Tribunal Statistics for the period April to June 2018.  Unsurprisingly, the number of single claims received at the Employment Tribunal has continued to rise, more than doubling in this quarter.  The…

Update- Ambiguous notice does not constitute resignation

In the case of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust v Levy, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) examined the Claimant, Ms Levy’s, correspondence in order to determine whether or not it constituted her resignation. Ms Levy worked in the Respondent’s…

Employee References

ACAS has this month released some new guidance for employers on providing references for job applicants. In general, an employer can choose whether to provide a reference or not and what information to include in that reference. Only certain industries…

Update – Agency Workers

In the case of Matei v Brooknight Guarding Limited, the EAT considered whether an employee on a zero hours contract could be an agency worker if his position with the ‘end user’ was temporary rather than permanent. The Respondent in…

BA Data Breach

British Airways has promised to compensate customers after 380,000 payments cards have been compromised after what the Company are calling a “sophisticated” theft of data from the BA website and app over a two week period from 10.58pm on 21…