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Employer's Duties - References and Negligent Misstatement

Employer's Duties - References and Negligent Misstatement

When providing a reference, are employers under a duty to examine the procedural fairness of earlier investigations upon which facts and opinions in the reference are based?

Can an employee be dismissed for failing to disclose material information? A reminder of the law on unfair dismissal

Can an employee be dismissed for failing to disclose material information? A reminder of the law on unfair dismissal

It is not every day that the Supreme Court concerns itself with matters of employment law, so it is worth commenting on the cases where they do. The most recent one – Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council – concerned the dismissal of a head teacher for failing to disclose her relationship with someone convicted of making indecent images of children.

Turning the tables: ending sexual harassment at work

Turning the tables: ending sexual harassment at work

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has now issued its report last week “Turning the Tables: Ending Sexual Harassment at Work”. The message in the report is a very clear one: the evidence gathered about British workplaces shows that employers are not adequately protecting their employees from sexual harassment. 

When will an employer be deemed to have constructive knowledge of an employee’s disability?

When will an employer be deemed to have constructive knowledge of an employee’s disability?

The Court of Appeal recently considered, in the case of Donelien –v- Liberata UK Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 129, when an employer will have constructive knowledge of an employee’s disability.