WorkLife entries posted during June 2017

“We’re all going on a summer holiday”

“We’re all going on a summer holiday”

The summer can be a busy time for holiday requests, particularly around school holiday time.  Below, I deal with 5 common queries regarding holiday.

Queen’s Speech – employment revelations (spoiler alert: they’re pretty brief)

Queen’s Speech – employment revelations (spoiler alert: they’re pretty brief)

By now, you will be aware that the Queen’s Speech was fairly stripped back and Brexit dominated.  That doesn’t mean, however, that it was entirely devoid of relevance to the world of work. 

Can you stop your employees lying?

Can you stop your employees lying?

I am sure most employers wish that their employees would be honest.  However, in a recent High Court decision, the court has clarified that employees do not always need to be truthful about their plans to compete.

Enhanced confusion: shared parental pay and discrimination

Enhanced confusion: shared parental pay and discrimination

An Employment Tribunal has ruled that an employer directly discriminated against a male employee on the grounds of sex when it refused him enhanced shared parental pay while mothers on maternity leave were in receipt of full pay.