WorkLife entries posted during November 2015

Regulatory References: new proposals for March 2016

Regulatory References: new proposals for March 2016

On 6 October 2015, the FCA and PRA published a joint consultation paper setting out proposals in relation to the seeking of and the provision of references for certain regulated roles.  The consultation closes on 7 December 2015 and final rules are then due to be published in early 2016.

Public Concern at Work (PCAW) – new Best Practice Guide on dealing with whistleblowers

Public Concern at Work (PCAW) – new Best Practice Guide on dealing with whistleblowers

PCAW has published a short new guide, setting out some basic statements of principle.

Another "blow" for Clarkson?

Another "blow" for Clarkson?

The fracas surrounding Jeremy Clarkson and ‘that punch’ continues with the recent news reports that he now faces a discrimination claim from the injured producer, presumably being named as the second respondent along with the BBC.  Recent reports also suggest that Jose Mourinho faces similar discrimination allegations from Eva Carveiro, the recently departed doctor at Chelsea FC.  Adding individual employees as Respondents to a tribunal claim can be seen as potentially two bites at the cherry...

Is physical violence the same as abusive texts?

Is physical violence the same as abusive texts?

We are all aware that work social events are well within HR’s remit and that any bad behaviour will be considered under the employer’s disciplinary procedures.  Indeed, it is common for employers to expressly state this in advance of any social event.  This might be seen as party-pooping but is a sensible precaution to warn everyone that a few drinks and some tinsel does not mean a free-for-all.  But what should you do when two employees actually end up in a fight at that party? Should...