Minimum Wage for Sleeping on the Job?

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal found that a night care worker required to sleep in at a service user’s home was entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for all hours worked, including time spent asleep. In the case of Focus Care Agency v Roberts, Brian Roberts was employed as a care worker […]

Supreme Court Rules Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful

In a grand finale to the long running legal battle between Unison and the UK Government, the Supreme Court has today found in favour of Unison and ruled that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful. Background Employment Tribunal fees were introduced on 29 July 2013 by the then coalition Government with the stated aims of: reducing […]

Office Romances

In this day and age, there is an increasing tendency to spend long hours in the office and therefore it is easy to see why personal relationships and not just friendships are forged in the workplace. There are no explicit laws governing such workplace relationships in the UK and although an employer is entitled to […]

Monitoring Employees in the Workplace

Nowadays employees have come to accept that monitoring in the workplace is a routine part of the employer/employee relationship.  Most employers will conduct some form of checks whether on the quality of work produced by their workforce or to ensure that health and safety regulations are being followed. Employers who wish to monitor their employees […]

Muslims and Employment Law in the UK

With Eid Al Fitr taking place this week we look at employment issues experienced by Muslims in the UK today. As early as 2014 the Office for National Statistics’ Labour Force Survey found that British Muslims faced the worst job discrimination of any minority group. Little has changed since then as The House of Commons […]

Pride not Prejudice – Preventing Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace

As Pride month approaches, our employment law team takes a look at transgender discrimination in the workplace and in particular what employers can do to avoid such behaviour. What is Transgender Discrimination? Transgender people are those whose personal identity or gender does not correspond with their sex at birth.  The discrimination and harassment of transgender […]