Bank Settles Disability Discrimination Case…

…After a 3 year, hard fought, legal battle that should never have been needed. Yes, that’s right, the Bank could have resolved this case in a matter of days three years ago, but it chose not to, presumably thinking that BTU and the disabled member concerned would...

Dangerous Conversations In The Workplace

In my last newsletter I talked about the dangers of social media when it comes to work. But what about conversations in the workplace? What can’t you say and do? Free Speech The playwright, writer and poet Oscar Wilde famously said: “I may not agree with you, but I...

Social Media: Protect Yourself!

Brexit, Covid, Megxit… millions of people share their views online every day. A quick lunchtime tweet on Twitter, sharing or liking a post on Facebook: most people think nothing of it. Yet one ‘in-the-moment’ comment could put your job at risk. We’ve dealt with...

Working Hours: Confirm In Writing!

Covid-19 was always going to provide an opportunity for unscrupulous employers and managers to squeeze through changes which would never normally be accepted in ‘normal’ circumstances, under the guise of a response to coronavirus. In a recent note on changes to branch...

Covid-19 – Further Government Announcement

The Government has finally published detailed guidance of what it expects from employers in various work settings and 5 key points it expects employers to implement as soon as practical:”1. Work from home, if you canAll reasonable steps should be taken by...

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