Record breaking £4.6M award for disability discrimination at London tribunal

A landmark ruling from the Employment Tribunal awarded £4.6 million to a claimant with PTSD and ADHD, marking one of the highest compensations for disability discrimination in London’s history. The case highlights significant challenges and potential financial risks employers face when dealing with neurodiverse employees without adequate legal guidance.

Celebrating inclusive excellence: proud sponsors of the BH Biz Star 2024 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Award

We’re excited to be sponsoring the BH Biz Star 2024 Awards, especially the award for the best in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. This award is all about celebrating businesses and people who make sure everyone at work feels included and respected, no matter who they are or where they come from […]

Navigating the new carer’s leave law: essential guide for employers

April brings a raft of changes to employment law, including the new right to take carer’s leave. This is effective from 6th April and is implemented under the Carer’s Leave Regulations 2024. Carer’s leave introduces the entitlement to take one week’s unpaid leave per year, to provide or arrange care for a dependant who has a ‘long-term’ care need […]

Navigating employment law changes in 2024

Welcome to our breakdown of the significant employment law changes coming into effect in 2024. As businesses brace for new and updated regulations, it’s essential to equip yourself with the knowledge and foresight necessary to navigate these changes effectively […]

Government consultation response: non-compete clauses to be limited to 3 months

The Government has announced plans to limit the length of non-compete clauses in employment contracts, in its response to a 2020 consultation on their reform. The 2020 consultation Non-compete clauses are one of several types of post-termination restrictions (“PTR”s) that businesses may include in an employment contract, which restrict an employee’s ability to work for […]

ChatGPT for employers: helpful or harmful?

Where better to start than with the subject itself… I headed to the ChatGPT website and gave it the prompt: ChatGPT benefits and negatives for employers. Within seconds, I had seven pros and seven cons. The benefits included cost-effectiveness, 24/7 availability and increased efficiency. The pitfalls included initial development costs, limited understanding and a lack […]

Ensuring a smooth start: the top 5 pitfalls in new employee onboarding

Hiring a new employee is a significant investment for any company. It comes with the anticipation of fresh perspectives, skills, and energy that can potentially steer the organisation towards success. However, even with the best intentions, many organisations inadvertently make mistakes during the onboarding process that can impact the new hire’s productivity and overall morale. […]

Unlimited annual leave – key considerations for employers

Since the Covid pandemic, it has been widely reported that employees have been leaving the workplace or changing jobs. A Microsoft survey of more than 30,000 workers globally found that 41% were considering resignation or changing profession altogether. Economists have coined this the “Great Resignation” reflecting a shift in employee priorities and raised awareness of […]

Court of Appeal confirms 12 month non-compete clause may be enforceable after wording severed

In a recent Court of Appeal case (Alan James Boydell v (1) NZP Limited; (2) Alice (Luxembourg) Midco S.A.R.L) the Court confirmed that words in the original contract could be regarded as severed, leaving a 12 month non-compete provision enforceable on the ex-employee. Key facts Dr Boydell held a very senior marketing and sales role […]