Knowledge November 2019 – Week 2

Last week we focussed on what stress is and the damaging effects it may be having in the workplace. This week we are going to discuss what the employer’s responsibilities are. We already talked about the need for employer’s to accept that stress in the workplace...

Knowledge November 2019 – Week 1

Knowledge November is the month in the year where we focus in more depth on a topic.  This year we are considering stress and the workplace and issues such as:   What is stress? What the employer’s duties are. What the legislation and case law tells us. Things the...

VIDEO: Permission to be in the UK

Our latest video is available to view on the Refreshing Law YouTube channel – please click here to be redirected and watch Anna discussing a recent immigration case and highlighting the need to check employee’s status to work in the...

It pays to be honest

The recent case of Rawlinson v Brightside Group Limited 2017 illustrates that sometimes trying to do an employee a favour and hide the fact that the real reason for dismissing them is their performance can come back to bite you.  In this case, the employee was not...

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...

Can I refuse to employ EU nationals?

The Government Equalities Office has been tasked with examining the growing evidence that EU nationals are being illegally prevented from getting jobs following reports of job adverts that clearly specify that those applying must have British citizenship. Possibly the...