WorkLife entries posted during April 2017

Don’t shoot the messenger: whistleblowing in financial services

Don’t shoot the messenger: whistleblowing in financial services

Recent press reports in relation to Barclays’ Chief Executive, Jes Staley’s, attempts to uncover the identity of an internal whistleblower have again brought the issue of whistleblowing protections within the financial services’ sector to the fore.

Long-term sickness absence – just when can an employer say “enough is enough”?

Long-term sickness absence – just when can an employer say “enough is enough”?

A recent Court of Appeal case found that an employer’s dismissal of an employee after 17 months off sick was both unfair and discriminatory on the grounds of disability. 

Indirect discrimination: the hidden barriers

Indirect discrimination: the hidden barriers

Indirect discrimination isn't always easy to see coming. That said, the Court's unanimous decision in these cases does provide some reassurance about the steps employers can take to justify indirect discrimination.

Employment law, child protection and safeguarding – where is the link?

Employment law, child protection and safeguarding – where is the link?

Every week seems to bring another round of news articles about the ways in which organisations are failing to keep children safe.