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The debate over tattoos in the workplace has raged on, with the most recent case being of a tattooed teaching assistant.
Justice secretary Chris Grayling has outlined government proposals to quadruple the current six-month sentence for people found guilty of internet trolling.
Shoosmiths looks at the dangers of providing, or not providing, a reference and what employers can do if they receive an unsatisfactory reference.
The EAT has considered whether the employment tribunal rules also allowed the recovery of an in-house lawyer’s costs incurred during litigation in the employment tribunal.
The case of McMillan v Airedale NHS Foundation Trust called into question an employer’s right to increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal.
The EAT has found that an employee was not automatically unfairly dismissed when he took time off to care for his pregnant partner. Katie Marsden looks at the reasons why.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently updated its guidance document ‘Health and Safety in Care Homes’.
The first day of October 2014 is a day of change for employers because it is one of the government’s two annual ‘common commencement dates’.
An employee or witness who is fearful of giving evidence as part of a disciplinary process can cause difficulties for an employer.
A recent survey by webexpenses has revealed that as many as one in four employees has made a false expenses claim from their employer.
Arcadia Group Ltd v Arcadia Group Pension Trust Ltd: RPI/CPI and the power to select an alternative index
This update looks at the issues in the case, and the considerations for schemes that may now have more flexibility to switch in the light of this decision.
Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace can be problematic for employers. The recent case of Kuehne+Nagel Ltd v Cosgrove considered the issue.
Shoosmiths looks at when suspension might be appropriate and how employers should communicate their decision.
Can and should office relationships be allowed or does the home connection lead to domestic issues pervading the working environment?
Two recent cases illustrate the importance of employers making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees placed at risk of redundancy.
Shoosmiths looks at the legal implications of employees lying about their qualifications and how employers can guard against being misled.
Mr J Linwood v British Broadcasting Corporation sends a clear reminder to employers to carefully manage the performance failures of their managers.
Shoosmiths’ Michael Hardiman suggests 10 top tips for drafting disciplinary outcome letters.
The case of Hershaw and ors v Sheffield City Council is a reminder to employers to be careful about how and what they communicate to their employees.
Employers have a duty to prevent illegal working and are obliged to carry out prescribed document checks on individuals before they commence work.