Was a job applicant with Asperger's Syndrome discriminated against by being required to sit a psychometric test? Yes, held the EAT
A recent legal ruling on TUPE service provision changes to decide whether activities carried out afterwards are “fundamentally the same” as before.
Yes, maybe. Schools should be aware that an unclear COT3 settlement agreement could allow an employee to bring future employment tribunal claims.
In a report relevant for academies and maintained schools, an ICO investigation concluded that charities had breached the Data Protection Act.
In the recent case of ALNO (UK) Ltd v Turner the EAT stressed the need to apply the “multi-factorial” test established in an earlier TUPE case
High Court rules draft Ofsted report was wrong to label segregation of girls and boys discriminatory.
Schools that have salary sacrifice schemes as a benefit for staff paying school fees can take part in the government consultation on proposed reforms.
Employers who use the £30,000 tax exemption on termination payments are invited to consult on the proposed reforms.
Many schools will need to be ready for the new rules on reporting pay statistics for men and women from as early as April 2017.
TUPE transferee obligations can apply where a service changing hands is divided among multiple providers on functional lines, explains John McMullen
We look at the movement in schools towards non gender specific policies and procedures.
Not necessarily, said the Scottish Court of Session (Inner House).
In this article, we consider the wider implications of sexting on children, teachers and parents.
What are the likely effects of a Brexit on those UK employment laws of most relevance to the independent school sector?
What should be considered before dismissing school staff who have been employed for less than two years?
What are the key factors leading to the increased cost of employing school staff?
When might a member of school staff be making a disclosure in the public interest and so be protected under employment legislation?
How will the new rules on reporting pay statistics for men and women affect larger independent schools?
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an employer was "vicariously liable" for the actions of its employee in an unprovoked attack on a customer.
Recent reports have highlighted the difficulties schools face when parents become involved in these disputes.
Handling negative comments, complaints and criticisms about the school or staff made on social media can be a minefield for the leadership team.
An employer who reasonably believed that an employee was lying about his symptoms was entitled to find gross misconduct.
The recent employment tribunal case of ICTS UK Ltd v Mahdi shows there is uncertainty about TUPE and short-term contracts.
A recent Employment Tribunal case highlights the need for schools to be aware of the possible duty to make reasonable adjustments for dyslexic staff.
A recent ruling in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) gives clarity about when an employee is “assigned” to an employer before a TUPE transfer.
A recent ruling by the European Court of Justice provides a classic example for HR practitioners of what constitutes a TUPE business transfer.
Albany Pumps, an international business based in Gloucestershire and with a site in Yorkshire is celebrating becoming employee owned.
We are delighted to share the news that Matthew Wrigley received the Presidents' Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.
Review of a recent European Court case concerning the rights of employees in employers' shared services arrangements.
Yes – says the High Court in the case of Camurat v Thurrock Borough Council (July 2014)
For many volunteers, the very essence of voluntary work is the flexibility. It is often that freedom that allows volunteers the luxury to help out their chosen organisation in the precious time that they have to spare. Equally, and it is often remarked that, many charities and social enterprises would flounder or fail without the armies of volunteers willing to help out in those sectors.
Following the creation of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), on the merger of the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority on 1 December 2012, the Home Office has announced that the new criminal record checking system will be free to volunteers.