Employment Law Blog

Protection for Workers on Zero Hour Contracts

Back in May 2015, a new law came into force that rendered exclusivity clauses in zero hour contracts unenforceable. These clauses were used in situations where employers could not give workers guaranteed hours yet still prohibited them from undertaking other paid work. The aim of the change in the […] Continue Reading…

Eva Carneiro v Chelsea Football Club – Part 2 –‘This Time it’s Personal’?

Following on from my recent blog concerning Chelsea Football Club’s former doctor, Eva Carneiro, reportedly bringing a claim for constructive dismissal against them, there are now reports that Ms Carneiro is to issue a claim personally against Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho. How is this possible?
In UK employment law most […] Continue Reading…

Eva Carneiro v Chelsea Football Club – what is ‘constructive dismissal’?

Recent reports in the media suggest that lawyers for Chelsea football club’s former doctor, Eva Carneiro, have issued a claim for constructive dismissal in the Employment Tribunal. This apparently stems from the repercussions following an incident during a match on the 8 August 2015 when Ms Carneiro attended to […] Continue Reading…

Discrimination – How times have changed!!!

We were amused to read a recent article in a legal publication which referred to a fellow employment lawyers time when she was applying for her training contract (called articles at the time). This was 1969 and she recalls receiving a written response from a law firm which still […] Continue Reading…

HR professionals – beware of the extent of your influence in Disciplinary Procedures

In a disciplinary situation it is normal for the investigating officer to contact HR in order to gain an understanding of their employer’s disciplinary procedures and guidelines.
In the case of Chhabra v West London Mental Health NHS Trust [2013] UKSC 80 the Supreme Court ruled that HR could have […] Continue Reading…