Category: Employment law

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 […]

I warned you Jeremy Hunt. But did you listen?

It can be dangerous for employers to overplay their hand in employment disputes, especially when attempting to make changes to contracts of […]

Jeremy Hunt scraps plans to force new contract on NHS junior doctors

I’ve blogged recently about the junior doctors’ new contract and the strike actions across the NHS. It’s usually quite hard for an employer […]

What does the junior doctors’ strike tell us about UK employment law?

As junior doctors continue strike action against UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s plans to impose new contracts, there seems to […]

What a difference 2 days make…

  2 March 2016: UK Supreme Court finds Morrisons responsible for racist abuse by a rogue employee and conclude that employers may […]