Monthly Archives: September 2013

CHAIR AGREEMENTS – A CUT ABOVE THE REST

The hair and beauty industry is a booming business.  All ages and genders are now including in a bit of “me” time into their daily routines and getting a new hairstyle or a treatment is the way forward in modern … Continue reading

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DRESS CODES – Can we lawfully ban face veils in hospitals?

I recently commented on a spat between an employee and Harrods over her refusal to wear full make up as stipulated in their dress code.   As I said the issue reveals the tension between the right of an employer … Continue reading

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NEED FOR A FAIR GRIEVANCE PROCESS

FAILURE TO PROVIDE IMPARTIAL GRIEVANCE APPEAL PROCESS MAY BREACH IMPLIED TERM OF TRUST AND CONFIDENCE In Blackburn v Aldi Stores Ltd UKEAT/0185/12 The EAT has confirmed the view that an employer’s failure to provide an impartial grievance appeal process (by … Continue reading

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ARE DRESS CODES DISCRIMINATORY?

Here is an interesting story I missed 1st time round.  http://www.theguardian.com/law/2011/jul/01/harrods-dress-code-sales-assistant. Harrods Employee Melanie Stark is reported as quitting her job after refusing to comply with Harrods “ladies dress policy” which required her to wear full make up on the … Continue reading

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COVERT RECORDINGS IN EMPLOYMENT CASES

Scenario 1 – The employee secretly recording his boss to build his case  An employee is in the middle of a dispute with his boss. He may believe he is a whistle-blower, a victim of bullying or about to be … Continue reading

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ZERO HOUR CONTRACTS

The growth of zero hour contracts Zero Hour’s contracts! You cannot turn on a radio or pick up a paper without reading how everyone from Burger King to Tate Modern uses staff on Zero Hour Contracts. (See http://lnkd.in/kDQNxT) The Office … Continue reading

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