2 most important employment law cases so far this year

Monitoring employees use of social media in work hours Barbulescu v Romania (ECHR)   In the case of Barbulescu v Romaina (ECHR), the European Court of Human Rights was to examine the scope of the use of social media for private reasons while at work.   The engineer in question was dismissed for using Yahoo [...]

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New Dads could get 3 months paternity Leave

The rules on equality that cover maternity and paternity need to be reviewed, according to MP’s.   In their quest to close the ‘gender pay gap’, father’s should be provided with leave while the mothers return to work   Men have previously been reluctant to play the role of stay at home fathers, MP’s have [...]

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Chinese bank ‘spanks’ under-performing employees

A video has been released online that shows employees of a bank in China being spanked in public for poor performace. The video, which was shot during a training session, shows the instructor asking the employees why the performed so poorly during the training session. The instructor is then shown hitting the employees with a [...]

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Doctors want to increase self-certification period

Doctors at the British Medical Association’s (BMA) annual conference have said they they feel employees should be able to self-certify sickness for up to 2 weeks, extending the existing legislation that states that employees can only self-certify for one week. Doctors feel that by extending the period in which an employee can self-certify will help [...]

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Rogue Trader awarded €400k for unfair dismissal

Former Société Générale rogue trader, Jérôme Kerviel, has been awarded over €400,000 after a Paris employment tribunal found in his favour for unfair dismissal. Mr Kerviel was fired in 2008 after his trading activity cost that bank €4.9bn and brought it to the brink of collapse. Interestingly, the employment tribunal found that Société Générale had […]

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Chelsea settle out of court

Eva Carneiro, the former Chelsea first team doctor, who was sacked by Chelsea for coming onto the pitch during a game to provide treatment to a player, has settled out of court for a figure believed to be around £5m. Ms Carneiro took Chelsea to an employment tribunal alleging constructive dismissal against Chelsea and additional […]

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Employees Taking the Sick

Employees Taking The Sick We all know that some employees will want to use up their sick pay entitlement, even if they are not ill and for some larger businesses this may not affect the day to day workings of the business too much yet is not an ideal situation by any means.  If we [...]

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Taking On Talent

Most businesses will most likely take on people who will benefit the business in some way and that usually comes in the form of experience, first and foremost; knowing that you can leave your business in good hands when you are not there, makes for a more comfortable feeling and hiring someone with experience in [...]

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Toxic and sexist working environment at Facebook?

Toxic and sexist working environment at Facebook? As news editor, journalist or IT technician, working at Facebook is meant to be the ultimate job. Being involved with the worlds leading social network giant surely has many perks…although based on recent reports, not as many as they would have you believe. There has been recent news […]

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