The Use and Enforceability of Post-Termination Restrictions (PTRs) in the Employment Relationship – Innangard Podcast
November 30th, 2022 by Stuart Smith
We are delighted to share Innangard’s podcast on the use and enforceability of post-termination restrictions (“PTRs”) in the employment relationship. In this episode, Partner Merrill April and Associate Naomi Latham of CM Murray LLP, Ulf Goeke of Seitz in Germany, Regan O’Driscoll of CC Solicitors in Ireland, Jef Michielsen of Bellaw in Belgium discuss the […]
October 17th, 2022 by Mitchell Blythe
In our latest alert, Senior Partner Sarah Chilton and Associate Naomi Latham set out some frequently asked questions and answers about employee rights to return after maternity leave and entitlements to time off in certain circumstances. It is important to note that the points discussed in this alert apply to employees and do not go […]
Worker Status Classification: What are the Key Considerations for Employers Following Johnson v Transopco UK Ltd?
March 23rd, 2022 by Stuart Smith
There has been long running litigation relating to the employment rights of Uber drivers and other individuals working with similar arrangements. However, each person’s employment status will depend on the particular facts of the case, and the fact that some individuals may have statutory employment rights does not mean that everyone who works in a […]
Discrimination: Avoiding Claims from Pregnant Workers and New Mothers – Lessons from Recent Case Law
November 29th, 2021 by Stuart Smith
This article first appeared in Employment Law Journal in November 2021 Efforts made to reach a compromise position and to consider individual circumstances will help employers demonstrate that they have acted proportionately and will help to justify the chosen work pattern. Partner and General Counsel Beth Hale and Naomi Latham explore six cases which highlight […]
The question of whether it is ever acceptable for individuals to be “bought off” and “paid for their silence” has, understandably, come under the microscope in the recent years. Particularly where confidentiality clauses, or non-disclosure agreements (“NDAs”), have been used to prevent employees from reporting allegations of sexual harassment or similar misconduct such as in […]
What Not to Wear: How Employers can Avoid Sexist Dress Codes at Work and the Risk of Discrimination Claims
September 10th, 2021 by Stuart Smith
Partner Emma Bartlett and Associate Naomi Latham discuss the topic of gendered dress codes in the work place and how employers can best implement them whilst avoiding the risk of discrimination claims.
August 11th, 2021 by Stuart Smith
In this alert, Partner Merrill April and Associate Naomi Latham outline how to analyse whether you have experienced harassment or sexual harassment as a Senior Executive by reference to the legal requirements. There are three definitions of harassment contained in section 26 of the Equality Act 2010: 1. General definition, s26(1): A person (A) harasses another (B) if […]
August 9th, 2021 by Stuart Smith
In December 2020, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) handed down its judgment in Steer v Stormsure Ltd UKEAT/0216/20/AT (V) which held that the failure of Parliament to grant a right to claim interim relief in claims of discrimination/victimisation dismissals was incompatible with Articles 6 and 14 of the European Convention of Human Rights (“ECHR”).
World Whistleblowers Day was created in 2019 to raise global public awareness in combating corruption and to highlight the importance of calling out wrongdoing. For Protect, the UK’s Whistleblowing charity, the particular focus for 2021 is on whistleblower wellbeing and creating psychologically safe spaces to speak up.
Beth Hale and Naomi Latham discuss how to prepare for a return to the office in light of the government’s latest Covid-19 guidance and a recent decision on employees’ right to refuse to attend work on health and safety grounds.