Sometimes HR should be ashamed of itself

As a solicitor I get to see the whole panoply of good and best practice, but I also get to see the actions HR shouldn’t be proud of too. Over the last few years I’ve become increasingly angry at the way organisations see fit to treat other human beings and worry that...

#MeToo: how to address workplace harassment

You would have to have been in a very remote internet and radio free location to have failed to notice the swell of attention on sexual harassment in the workplace currently absorbing Westminster but potentially affecting any workplace as the use of the hashtags...

Knowledge November

Your average Employment Tribunal bundle these days contains print outs from social media feeds.  This illustrates the extent to which social media has pervaded the workplace; like it or not as employers we have to address such a rise from the use of social media....

The burden of proof

Section 136 of the Equality Act 2010 applies to any proceedings relating to a contravention of the Act.  Subsection (2) says “if there are facts from which the court could decide, in the absence of any other explanation, that a person (A) contravened the provision...