Archive: Jun 2016


  • Pendleton –v- Derbyshire County Council & Governing Body of Glebe Junior School

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    The EAT has held that terminating the employment of a Christian teacher over her refusal to end her marriage to a headteacher convicted for sexual offences amounted to unfair dismissal and indirect religious discrimination. The facts Mrs Pendleton’s employment was ended from her teaching post following her husband’s convictions for voyeurism and making indecent images […]


  • EU Exit

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    What does the EU Exit mean for employment law? Following the Referendum vote on the 23rd June 2016, to leave the European Union. There has been much media coverage concerning the political fallout within our government. In the midst of all this very little guidance has been issued to allay the concerns of employers and […]


  • Sickness Certificates

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    Sickness Certificates – a new approach? The BMA annual conference has come up with an interesting way to reduce waiting times at GP surgeries. Currently most businesses expect their employees to self-certify their first seven days of sickness and then produce a note from the GP (fit note or sickness certificates) after that. The conference idea […]


  • Dress Code – again

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    Dress Code Following on from the high heels debate we have some new information regarding head scarves worn by Muslim women. It would seem that there is no Direct Discrimination if a Muslim woman is not allowed to wear her head scarf in work, provided there is a ‘neutral’ dress code The following is not a […]


  • Can your employer force you to wear high heels?

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    High heels have provoked controversy this month and all because an outsourcing agency sent home Nicola Thorp, following her refusal to wear a two to four inch heel in the workplace.  Ms Thorp complained that her male counterparts were not expected to comply with the requirement  and has since commenced a petition seeking to empower […]