November 2019 Newsletter

Welcome “May you live in interesting times” is purportedly a traditional Chinese curse.  Seemingly a blessing, the opposite is actually intended.  Well, we do live in interesting times and I’m not just referring to the debacle currently taking...

Menopause

Last November, we advised on assisting staff suffering with menopausal symptoms following a couple of first instance decisions in the Employment Tribunal and this remains a highly relevant topic in employment law at the moment. The symptoms of...

Holiday pay – a surprising decision

As you will probably be aware if you are a regular reader, the calculation of holiday pay is an area of employment law which is continuing to evolve, with courts attempting to clarify how employers should be calculating holiday entitlements. In...

Veganism and vegetarianism

Veganism and vegetarianism Some of you may recall that at our breakfast seminar in May I delivered a talk on the case of Casamitjana v The League Against Cruel Sports.  Part of Mr Casamitjana’s case was that ethical veganism amounted to a...

August 2019 Newsletter

Welcome With summer holidays beginning to peter out, thoughts may be turning towards the autumn and recruitment. If so, bear in mind last week’s report commissioned by the recruiter Milkround which found that 3/5ths of university leavers were put...

October Breakfast Briefing

DC Employment Solicitors is pleased to invite you to our FREE Employment Law Breakfast Briefing at 8am on Wednesday 9th October 2019 in the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton. 12 Knotty Questions Regarding Sickness Absence The main focus of...

Confidentiality Agreements (NDAs)

Following the #metoo scandal there has been a huge political momentum against overreaching confidentiality clauses and the effect that they have, or are perceived to have, on victims of harassment and their ability to speak up. As a result, in...

A fair process when dismissing

Employers are hopefully aware of the requirement to follow a fair process when pursuing disciplinary proceedings, especially when the outcome may result in the dismissal of the employee in question. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently...