Richard Fox recently wrote for Personnel Today on the extent to which employers should control the level of political debate that takes place in the workplace. This has become an important topic here in the UK, not least because of the increasingly febrile nature of the debate around Brexit.
Unfortunately this has exposed the fact that the legal protection offered to employees who are concerned that they may have suffered detriment (or even been dismissed) on account of their views on certain controversial political subjects, or because they have chosen to express them openly at work, is by no means clear.
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Richard acts for corporates, organisations and senior individuals in relation to employment matters of all kinds. These include confidentiality and restrictive covenants, executive pay, bonus and severance arrangements, unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and redundancy programmes. He is frequently asked to advise in situations involving allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace following the rise of the #MeToo movement, and the cases that have followed.
Richard is a well known commentator on employment law issues, appearing often in the Press (The Times, The Financial Times, People Management, HR Magazine, Personnel Today etc) and on TV/ Radio (BBC, ITV, Sky and Radio 4).