Category: Employment law

What your organisation can learn from my festive CBeebies binge

There’s much to celebrate about CBeebies’ enthusiastic army of technicolour-clad entertainers and their animated friends. The channel champions visibly disabled people on television. We must learn from its example.

What’s the right approach to multiple allegations of disability discrimination?

According to the disability discrimination case of Madani Schools Federation v Mr Uddin UKEAT/0194/16/BA, separate consideration should be given to each allegation of unfavourable treatment and the reason/s for it.

Did Jeremy Hunt act illegally by forcing a new contract on junior doctors?

The High Court is considering a legal challenge by the junior doctors against a divisive new contract. It has potential to be one of this Autumn’s key cases in the public law field.

Did Byron Burger unlawfully discriminate against employees in Home Office sting?

Potentially. But much depends on what was said and done, and how. The raid On the morning of 4 July 2016, […]

5 ways to avoid embarassing social media #fails at work

News (if you can call it that) of a senior British Council employee criticising 3-year old Prince George in rather unflattering terms in […]

What are the pros and cons of secretly recorded evidence? 

Someone once described the smartphone as an incredibly powerful surveillance device that can also make phone calls. They were right. The ubiquity of […]

Do the new GMC rules breach doctors’ rights to a fair trial?

The short answer is ‘no’, according to the High Court in R (British Medical Association) v The General Medical Council […]

What are the consequences of failing to attend a professional disciplinary hearing?

Potentially disastrous. Especially if you are accused of dishonest conduct, according to the recent High Court case of Katharine Elizabeth […]

Strategic Litigation on Modern Slavery in Global Value Chains

I’ve written before about what the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) might mean for those affected, including businesses whose […]

Never mind the haters: sexism and the legal profession

Sat in the whitewashed basement at BPP Law School, listening to another pep talk about how best to secure a training position at […]