WorkLife entries posted during May 2017

Privilege – tips for minimising the risk of waiver

Privilege – tips for minimising the risk of waiver

Earlier this month, the High Court gave an important decision dealing with the scope of privilege and when parties can withhold documents in litigation.  The decision provides a good opportunity to reiterate some of the principles of privilege in the context of employment law.

Right to be accompanied – who gets to choose?

Right to be accompanied – who gets to choose?

The Tribunal in the recent case of Gnahoua v Abellio London Ltd found that the employer had breached the employee's right to be accompanied.  However, there is a bright side to this case.

How very appealing – practical tips for conducting appeals

How very appealing – practical tips for conducting appeals

The Court of Appeal has recently published its judgment in Adeshina v St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  The facts of the case are interesting, in that the EAT's decision - that employers can rectify serious procedural defects on appeal - was not challenged and so remains good law.  This feels a good time to provide some practical tips about conducting appeal hearings.

Flexibility

Flexibility

I have been thinking a lot about flexibility recently.  Flexibility is obviously a question that comes up in ones professional life with clients asking legal questions about the rights and risks of flexible working requests, the relative merits of flexible working for different parts of the workforce and what to do when there are seemingly competing requests, opinions and business needs.