Law

Law firm cracks down on home workers

Slaughter and May, a leading City law firm, set out stricter plans to monitor office attendance in an email to employees.

Disclosure barrier to employment lifted for thousands of ex-offenders

A change in the law will significantly reduce the time people with criminal convictions are legally required to declare them to potential employers after serving their sentence.

Rise in data requests costing businesses millions

A rise in data subject access requests (DSARs) is costing businesses millions, according to research from HR and law group Loch Associates.

TUC launches AI taskforce to safeguard workers’ rights

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has created a new taskforce to draft new legal protections to ensure AI is regulated fairly at work.

Workers' rights curriculum trialled in Welsh schools

A pilot programme designed to teach children about their rights at work has been added to the curriculum in schools across Wales.

Could we really see new laws on temperature in the workplace?

Earlier this week, the GMB workers' union called for a legal limit on how hot it can be in a workplace, as the Met Office issued its red weather warning for extreme heat. 

Superdry receives master class in the meaning of litigation risk

In the recent case of Rachel Sunderland v Superdry, the tribunal found that Ms Sunderland had been unfairly constructively dismissed, harassed and directly discriminated against on the grounds of age,...

Rise in menopause tribunals attributed to increased awareness

The number of employment tribunals relating to menopause increased in 2021, highlighting a potential rise in awareness of the condition.

EHRC Race Legal Support Fund: What employers need to know

In November 2021 the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) launched a new legal fund to tackle race discrimination. How is being used?

HR must heed the warnings of IR35 tribunals

Mote Cricket Club is now listed alongside Uber and Pimlico Plumbers as an organisation hauled through the tribunals by individuals asserting that they were employees or workers, not contractors.

New mothers' rights in the workplace – everything you need to know

On Mother’s Day it is important to not only celebrate all the hard work and care that mothers do, but also to draw attention to the many hurdles they still face in today’s society, and how they can be...

We need to talk about ageism in the workplace

Ageism is often overlooked as a form of discrimination, but with an ageing population and increased attention to workers’ rights, employers would do well to take a strong line against it