WorkLife entries posted during February 2015

FCA and PRA tackle whistleblowing

FCA and PRA tackle whistleblowing

On 23 February 2015, the FCA and PRA published a joint consultation paper, catchily titled “ whistleblowing in deposit takers, PRA designated investment firms and insurers ”.

How protected is a "protected conversation"?

How protected is a "protected conversation"?

The "protected conversations" or "pre-termination negotiations" regime under section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 was introduced with much hype in July 2013.  Now, over 18 months after its implementation, I look at how much flexibility the statutory regime has really given employers and employees when parting company on mutually agreeable terms, and whether it has, in practice, led to more frank and open conversations between employers and employees than before its introduction.

Party politics: the first 100 days (and beyond)

Party politics: the first 100 days (and beyond)

With just over two months until the general election, discussion of party employment policy has largely remained in the background.  It might be tricky to catch and compare the finer points of employment law manifestos over the shouting about spoof docudramas, who forgot their business taskforce leader's name and which radio interview went embarrassingly badly, so here's a brief party-by-party breakdown of key employment and related tax/ business promises for the May election (listed here in...

In the eye of a racism storm

In the eye of a racism storm

Robert Lewis, from our Employment team, and Tom Rudkin, from our Reputation Management team, explore the considerations for employers who have found themselves inadvertently caught up in the Chelsea fans Paris Metro incident. 

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