What can Employers learn from Ashers Bakery and the “Gay Cake” scandal?

In October, the Christian owners of a Northern Ireland bakery have won their appeal in the so-called “gay cake” discrimination case.  The Supreme Court ruled that Ashers Bakery’s refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage was not discriminatory. The background to this high-profile dispute began in 2014 when the bakery refused …

The Pilot who used Jabba the Hutt as his referee: How to spot and deal with fake references

How to spot and deal with fake references

According to research by the Risk Advisory Group, more than half of CVs submitted by job applicants contain lies or inaccuracies. These range from gaps in employment history to false claims regarding qualifications and failure to mention fraud committed against previous employers.  One of the areas most fraught with difficulty for potential employers is the …

What’s The Next Move? The Potential Impact of Brexit on UK Employment Law

Following the resignation of David Davis as Brexit secretary, the impact of the government’s plan for Brexit appears more uncertain than ever. Amid speculation that the consensus reached between Cabinet ministers last Friday has now collapsed, it is unclear what direction the coming negotiations with EU representatives will take and what concessions the UK government …

The Rising Tide of Tribunal Claims – Is Your Business Prepared For The ‘Sue-nami?’

The Rising Tide of Tribunal Claims

Recently published figures reveal that since the abolition of Employment Tribunal fees by the government last summer, claims to the Employment Tribunal have risen by 90 percent. Employment Tribunal claim fees were introduced in 2013. The stated intention of the fees was to cut down on cases which would ultimately be deemed by the court …

Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The #MeToo campaign saw millions of women, from all parts of the world reporting their own victimisation and mistreatment in the workplace and beyond. Sexual harassment is not a new phenomenon and to anyone who has researched the topic the level of response to the #MeToo campaign is not surprising, but we are now witnessing …