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Whistleblowing: what is ‘in the public interest’?

Whistleblowing has over recent years received a huge amount of press attention, particularly in the NHS and care sector. The whistleblowing legislation was originally enacted in response to the terrible tragedies that took place such as Ladbroke Grove, Piper Alpha,…

What is Shared Parental Leave?

Shared parental leave (SPL) will not replace the current statutory maternity, adoption and paternity leave regime. SPL is optional for parents and is intended to give working families more flexibility and choices over when they take leave during the first…

April Case Round Up

In this month’s E-News we consider whether harassment by hearsay amounts to discriminatory conduct, whether a claimant’s inability to pay should be considered by an Employment Tribunal when considering whether to award costs, and finally we consider the meaning of…

March Case Round-Up

In this month’s E-News we consider whether an accusation of being “too left-wing” amounts to discrimination because of someone’s philosophical belief; whether forwarding a pornographic email to work colleagues amounts to a repudiatory breach of the employment contract and finally,…

February Case Round-Up

In this month’s E-News, we consider the impact of an employee’s delayed resignation and continued acceptance of sick pay, on their constructive unfair dismissal claim; the extent to which employers can unilaterally change the terms of their staff handbooks and…