Adrian Chiles returns to tribunal over £1.7m IR35 case

TV presenter Adrian Chiles will head back to tribunal to face HMRC over £1.7 million in tax claims, after an appeal found that the first-tier tribunal (FTT) had misinterpreted the law.

Legal ease: What HR needs to know about belief-based discrimination

When balancing the desire to protect staff from offensive comments with employees’ rights to express their beliefs, employers should consider the findings of these key cases.

Uber Eats driver wins payout for racially biased AI checks

A black Uber eats driver has received a financial settlement after facial recognition checks required to access the app were ruled as racially discriminatory at an employment tribunal.

The Post Office scandal proves we need to listen to grievances now more than ever

The recent Post Office scandal drama has been difficult viewing for audiences across the UK. Watching bad things happen to good people makes us all feel angry and uncomfortable, and the reality is...

How an employer can turn a loss into a win at a tribunal

Employers often ask if they’re going to win a claim. Even if a tribunal finds that an employee has been unfairly dismissed, if the amount they award the employee is less than you were willing to pay,...

Conflicting opinions about Israel and Palestine must be dealt with sensitively

The atrocities committed by the terrorist organisation Hamas on 7 October 2023 have reignited the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with Israel launching devastating retaliatory airstrikes on Gaza, a...

When does legal privilege apply in internal investigations?

A recent decision in the Scottish courts offers a stark warning of the need to consider issues of legal privilege at an early stage when conducting an internal investigation.

Organisational safety means facing unwelcome truths

It is perhaps easy with hindsight after a tragedy to see where individuals and organisations failed to apply due diligence, openness and a willingness to listen and instead took a ‘protectionist’...

Sexual assault in the NHS: why HR processes are failing and how to fix them

Recent stories of widespread sexual harassment and assault against female NHS surgeons are truly shocking. 

Do I have the right to free speech at work?

Workplaces, in a reflection of wider society, are becoming more polarised. People are making less effort to understand each other, and are paying less attention to the obligations of respect they owe...

Musk's pledge to pay legal fees for employees treated “unfairly” could create jobs

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur announced via a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, in early August that he will help people treated “unfairly” by their employer due to posts they have put...

Understanding the weight of the law against obesity discrimination

Across the UK, obesity levels have been steadily increasing, with the latest Health Survey for England reporting that 60% of the working age population (16-64-years-old) are now classed as overweight...