Employment Law

Unconventional NHS Job Interview Infected by Discrimination

Unconventional NHS Job Interview Infected by Discrimination, ET Rules

Many employers understandably prefer an informal atmosphere when interviewing job candidates. However, as an Employment Tribunal (ET) ruling showed, there is always a risk that such an approach may leave room for bias or discrimination to creep unintentionally into the selection process. The case concerned a man of mature years who applied to an NHS trust for a post as …

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When Does an Employee Start Work - Guideline Decision

When Does an Employee Start Work? Guideline Decision

The requirement that workers must have two years of continuous employment before they can bring an unfair dismissal claim means that the precise date on which they started work can be of critical importance. Precisely that issue arose in the case of a safety supervisor who unofficially began work a week before his employment by a demolition company formally commenced. …

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Encouraging New Employees to Bring Clients With Them Can Be Risky

Encouraging New Employees to Bring Clients With Them Can Be Risky

Encouraging employees recruited from competitors to bring their clients with them may not be inherently wrong, but it is often legally hazardous. A Court of Appeal ruling in the context of the travel agency business served to highlight the pitfalls. A travel agency which used a franchise model to employ over 700 sales consultants took action after a substantial number …

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National Minimum Wage – Exploited Hotel Workers Win Case

National Minimum Wage – Exploited Hotel Workers Awarded Almost £60,000

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) has been enforced in Britain for over 20 years, yet the repugnant exploitation of low-paid workers has by no means been eradicated. A case on point concerned a couple who were between them paid £250 a week for working long hours in a hotel. The married couple managed the hotel on behalf of its owner. …

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