Employment Law Blog

Vicarious liability and the workplace Christmas party

With the Christmas party season in full swing it is worth a timely reminder about what you as the employer can be held liable for.
As the employer you can be held vicariously liable for the improper behaviour of your employees when it is connected with their employment, whereby they […] Continue Reading…

BREXIT and employment rights – is this the end?

As with many aspects of the Brexit fall out, the future of employment law and workers rights is uncertain. However, the some of the more prominent “Brexiters” have previously expressed a desire to abandon some employment legislation which originated from the European Union.
Once Article 50 is triggered, the process […] Continue Reading…

Eva Carniero v Chelsea Football Club – Let’s make up and be friendly

As a follow-up to my blog posts last year regarding the claims brought by Evan Carneiro against Chelsea FC and Jose Mourinho, I thought it would be worth looking at the value of settling a claim.
It is a fact that most claims that are commenced before an Employment Tribunal […] Continue Reading…

Clarkson: Why did the BBC pay part of the fee?

Many of you will have read the recent reports concerning the settlement of the employment tribunal claims brought by Oisin Tymon, an assistant producer who worked on Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson. The terms of the settlement are likely to include confidentiality clauses which prevent the parties disclosing the […] Continue Reading…

Can you read your employees’ e-mails?

There has been a great deal of recent coverage in the media about the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the case of Barbulescu v Romania. The decision was widely reported as giving employers the right to check all their employees’ communications including social media […] Continue Reading…