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We are delighted to share Episode 16 of The Lawdown, our regular podcast discussing the latest key employment, discrimination and partnership law-related news stories, and the interesting legal issues behind them!

We are delighted to share Episode 15 of The Lawdown, our regular podcast discussing the latest key employment, discrimination and partnership law-related news stories, and the interesting legal issues behind them!

In this “relaunch” episode of the Lawdown, Partner Beth Hale, Senior Associate Wonu Sanda and Associate Pooja Dasgupta discuss: Naomi Osaka dropping out of the French Open due to mental health issues and the wider workplace implications of this story, including employer health and safety, mental health and wellbeing obligations, and potential reasonable adjustments under […]

Sarah Chilton & Beth Hale

In this episode we discuss Mr X the millionaire businessman who sought a restricted reporting order from the Employment Tribunal to keep his identity secret; we talk about what employees can do if a job offer is withdrawn before the employee has even started, which recently happened to a highly paid banker who is now […]

Sarah Chilton & Beth Hale

In this episode of The Lawdown, Sarah Chilton and Beth Hale discuss the recent high profile (but very different) dismissals of Gavin Williamson, Alex Hales and Israel Folau and the employment law issues to which they give rise, including investigations, reputational damage, social media, drug testing and addiction, discrimination and harassment and conduct outside the workplace. We hope […]

Beth Hale & Wonu Sanda

In this episode of the Lawdown, Wonu Sanda and Beth Hale discuss the latest gender pay gap reports (and what they tell us (and don’t tell us) about equality of pay in the UK) and the reported ban on alcohol and drug use at Lloyds of London. We also bust some myths about the level […]

Sarah Chilton & Beth Hale

In this episode we discuss NDAs following the publication of proposals from the Government for reform; we also highlight the, in some cases, increasing gender pay gap, nearly one year on from the first reporting deadline; and finally we bring you a case update on the Jewish nursery case, a case highlighting the limitations of […]

Sarah Chilton & Beth Hale

We are back after the festivities and thought it was time to talk Brexit. In this episode we clear up confusion about the European Court of Human Rights and the UK’s exit from the EU and discuss some of the risks of Brexit-related abuse. We also chat workplace cultures and, for those legal geeks and […]

Sarah Chilton & Beth Hale

In our Christmas special (before we take a break until 2019), we talk about whether veganism could be a protectable belief under the Equality Act 2010, the Ted Baker enforced hugging scandal and Goldman Sachs’ decision to offer London staff access to emergency nannies and other family-friendly benefits. We look again at whether Article 50 […]

Sarah Chilton & Beth Hale

In this episode we discuss the huge bonus awarded to the boss of Persimmon; we are back debating the topic of sexual harassment after allegations were made against the House of Lords peer and barrister, Lord Lester; we talk about micro-chipping employees, suggested as a possible tool for businesses and we also bring you an […]