Christopher Hitchins

The SMCR – is it fit for purpose?

With the impact of Brexit still being felt around the country and the recent eye-watering turnover in the Cabinet resulting in uncertainty, frustration and trepidation in the financial markets, it...


Recent judgment highlights loophole in discrimination legislation for agency workers

The decision of the Court of Appeal that agency workers are not necessarily entitled to protection under discrimination legislation has potentially far-reaching implications.


Decision that belief in climate change is protected by discrimination legislation is upheld

A ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that an employee's belief in climate change is capable of amounting to a philosophical belief for the purposes of the Employment Equality (Religion or...


FSA Remuneration Code review gives firms the chance to have their say

At the G20 summit in Pittsburg in September, the leaders and finance ministers of the various G20 countries outlined a framework for governments to work together to tackle the thorny political issue...


Employment tribunal ruling could change grounds for religious discrimination

An employment tribunal has ruled that a former executive of a leading property company can claim he was sacked because of his 'philosophical belief in climate change'.