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What’s New? The latest episode of Mayer Brown’s UK Employment Law podcast is now available for streaming and download. To celebrate the success of our long running podcast, we have released the 150th episode with a few changes and availability on a wider variety of platforms such as: Google Podcast Google Play Feedburner iTunes PlayerFM Spotify Yahoo! YouTube Subscribe now and tune in regularly to hear Nick discuss the latest developments in UK Employment law…
In the wake of #MeToo and the associated shift in the way allegations of sexual harassment are treated by employers, making the decision to suspend an employee can have far-reaching repercussions for employers and employees alike. Importantly, in 2007, the Court of Appeal, in Mezey v South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, held that suspension, regardless of how it is framed by an employer, is not a “neutral act” as it…
The case of Hargreaves v Department for Work and Pensions provides a useful reminder of what employers should keep in mind when managing an employee with a disability, including the following: Discuss suitable reasonable adjustments at the very first opportunity and seek input from the employee’s treating health professional and occupational health as well as the employee. Consider whether the application of a ‘provision, criterion or practice’ within the organisation, such as rigid working hours,…
Welcome to our new blog, “Employer Perspectives”, which is designed to provide practical insights and commentary for UK employers on developments in the employment and pensions industries. Subjects for comment include legislative changes, case law, regulatory developments and wider industry trends that will have a direct impact on UK employers. The contributors are members of our London Employment and Pensions teams, all of whom have wide-ranging experience advising employers on employment and pensions issues. There…