Employment Law Blog

Is Time Spent Travelling to and From Customer’s Premises Considered ‘Working Time’ for the Purposes of the Working Time Directive?

The Working Time Directive governs EU countries and sets a variety of limits in relation to how long an employee can be working for. Non statutory guidance by the UK Government indicates that for workers who travel as a part of their job, time spent travelling will be considered […] Continue Reading…

Disability discrimination – what is the Difference between ‘Unfavourable Treatment’ and ‘Detriment’ ?

Under s.15 Equality Act 2010 discrimination towards a disabled person will exist if they are treated unfavourably in relation to a consequence of their disability, on the basis that any such treatment cannot be objectively justified.
In the case of Trustees of Swansea University Pension & Assurance Scheme & Anor […] Continue Reading…

Could accusing your employer of bullying make you a whistleblower ?

For a worker to make a qualifying protected disclosure they must disclose information in the reasonable belief that a wrongdoing has already taken place, is currently taking place or is likely to take the place in the future (Employment Rights Act 1996 (s.43)). The wrongdoing in question is governed […] Continue Reading…

Mandatory ACAS Early Conciliation – One year on.

There are a number of ways in which the parties can attempt to resolve an employment dispute and reach a settlement before it becomes the subject of a tribunal claim including direct negotiation, private mediation and judicial mediation. As part of the government’s plans to make the tribunal system […] Continue Reading…

Believing in the workplace

Religion and belief are notoriously tricky subjects to talk about. Under the Equality Act 2010 (s.10), religion and belief are protected characteristics, which means that employers must be wary of imposing any provision, practice or criterion (PPC) which may be said to discriminate (either directly or indirectly) against their […] Continue Reading…