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Employment Rights of Casual Workers

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10/01/2020 Rolanda: Okay, so we've had a lot of case law over the last few months, and sort of workers, employees. So somebody sent a question in this week, and it's probably worth clarifying: "What are the rights of casual workers in comparison to permanent employees, or to employees." Seamus: Well, not nece...
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Age Discrimination and Retirement Dismissals

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10/01/2020 Rolanda: Our next question, then, another aspect of discrimination, "It was reported this week, recently, that an Oxford University professor was forced to retire over his 70th birthday, based on a policy within the organisation. The tribunal found that he had been unfairly dismissed and discrimina...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures
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Holiday Pay for Bank Holidays during the Christmas Holiday Period

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 17/12/2019 Scott: Okay, and I want to go back to this holiday question then, if we've time. There are just one or two issues about the 1976 orders on sex harassment, which is likely to be the main area of harassment you're going to get at Christmas. I have inherited a contract that states if you work bank ho...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Social Media and Christmas Parties

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 17/12/2019 There's another thing that does come up quite a lot, and that would be social media now. Again, going back 20 years, I'm quite glad there wasn't such a thing as social media in the past, because people will be live streaming it now. They'll be putting it on Snapchat and whatever and on Twitter feed...
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We are having separate Christmas parties for teams or shifts this year. Who are the responsible people at each?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 16/12/2019 Mainly have no manager present. So, what do you think there, Seamus? So, we've got different groups having different parties rather than one big one, which may or may not be a good thing, but they may not have, if you like, a responsible manager. But supposing say there's a shift manager or a supe...
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Can an Employer Limit Potential for Vicarious Liability?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 16/12/2019 Scott: Okay, on that preparation: Is there wording that could be used to close off Christmas work events, for example, like at 11:30? which is quite late, you know, well past my bedtime, Seamus, or midnight, for example, no way. Thereby what occurs after this time is not an issue. So, trying to l...
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Why can employers be held liable for any acts of harassment that occur at a Christmas party?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 16/12/2019 Seamus: Well, the general position in relation to vicarious liability is that the employer can be held as vicariously liable where the employee carries out any sort of discriminatory acts or acts of harassment in the course of their employment. So that's the basic position. If it's something that ...
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Calculating pro-rata bank holiday entitlements for part-time staff

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 16/12/2019 What's the best way, Seamus, to calculate pro-rata bank holiday entitlements for part-time staff? Is there any recommendation in law or good practice? Lots of methods are out there on the web. For example, one of our staff has just reduced their hours from 35 hours to 30 per week from 5 to 4 days....
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Data Protection – Disclosing Witness Statements

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 01/11/2019 What consideration should we make when disclosing witness statements and evidence as part of a formal disciplinary or grievance process? How do we find a balance between protecting one individual's right to privacy and the other's right to know the case against them, so they have a right to a fair ...
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Our disciplinary policy includes a penalty of gross misconduct for covertly recording meetings. Is this lawful?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 01/11/2019 We recently updated our disciplinary policy to include, amongst other updates, a penalty of gross misconduct for employees who covertly record meetings. Is this lawful? Maybe should they should have asked that before they updated their policies, but there you go, Seamus. Is it lawful? Seamus: Yeah....