Legal News

We have added a new ‘Good practice guide’ to the site. Good practice guides are meant as general guidance for practitioners to help them comply with the law and good practice, rather than explaining the law itself which is covered elsewhere on this site. The new guide is on fitness to attend capability and disciplinary... Read more »
The EAT rejected a claim that covert surveillance of an employee claiming reasonable adjustments for dyslexia was harassment or victimisation. The claimant was employed as a lawyer in employment tribunal claims, and alleged that being eventually told about the covert surveillance had significant effects on his mental health. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Peninsula... Read more »
The government has issued a consultation on the treatment of caste discrimination under the Equality Act. At present caste is not expressly included among the protected characteristics in the EqA. However the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Chandhok v Tirkey (2014) held that in some circumstances caste should fall within the existing Equality Act definition of... Read more »
The government has now published its ‘Great Repeal Bill’ White Paper setting out proposals to incorporate EU law into UK law, but with Parliament free to amend it after the UK leaves the EU. The UK currently remains a member of the EU. The Government’s new Great Repeal Bill: White Paper (link to gov.uk) sets... Read more »
Diana Kloss’s continues her review of the revised GMC guidance taking effect in April 2017, and how it affects OH practitioners. After a year of consultation and deliberation the General Medical Council has published revised guidance on confidentiality which will come into effect on 25 April 2017. Diana’s second blog on the new guidance includes... Read more »
Can an employee claim for failure to make a reasonable adjustment which she did not suggest at the time? Emily Yeardley considers the Kuranchie case in which the EAT held the employer must be proactive, and that their obligation to make reasonable adjustments is not limited to those suggested by the employee. Full Blog: Whose... Read more »