Employment Law Blog

25 November 2016

Failure to actively promote employees taking breaks is a breach of Working Time Regulations

The case of Grange v Abellio London Ltd [2016] UKEAT/0130/16/DA involved an employee who brought a claim under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR), arguing that he had been denied his legal entitlement to rest breaks. 

Matthew Perry

18 November 2016

Employer could not rely upon manifestly inappropriate final warning when dismissing employee

The recent case of Bandara v British Broadcasting Corporation involved an employee who was dismissed for misconduct which took place after a final written warning in relation to previous conduct.

Matthew Perry

31 October 2016

Next phase of the new accountability regime for UK financial services

Six months on from implementation of the senior managers and certification regime, the regulators have announced further steps in the development of accountability in financial services. Indications are that the latest rules, guidance and consultation papers from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) demonstrate their continued focus on culture, personal accountability and responsibility.

Andreas White

20 October 2016

I am concerned a colleague of mine is disclosing confidential, market-sensitive information to a family member. How should I raise this?

If you have a genuine concern that your colleague may be disclosing market-sensitive information outside the scope of their role, you should consider blowing the whistle. 

Rebecca Farrington

17 October 2016

British Gas v Lock – Court of Appeal: The latest appeal decision on holidays will mean more work for employers, but some hope?

So, are we nearly there yet? Mr Lock has succeeded against British Gas in the Court of Appeal. However it may not be a clear cut victory as far as other holiday pay claimants are concerned. There is a glimmer of hope for some employers concerned about the effect of an increase in holiday pay on their annual wage bill. 

Adam Lambert

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