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legal alert: Are your post-termination restrictions enforceable?

07 Aug 18

Protecting your confidential information and customer goodwill has never been more important, particularly in an age where social media allows unparalleled, almost instant access to others in the commercial world and data theft is on the rise.

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legal alert: Philosophical belief and sanctity of copyright

23 Jul 18

A former employee of Mulberry who refused to sign a standard contract clause assigning copyright in her work to Mulberry has lost her appeal this week to the EAT.

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legal alert: NEC4 Alliance Contract – An Overview

18 Jul 18

The NEC has recently launched the much anticipated NEC4 Alliance Contract. Below we provide a brief overview.

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legal alert: Knowledge of the consequences of disability

26 Jun 18

The EAT has recently held that knowledge of the consequences of a disability is not required for claims of discrimination arising from disability.

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legal alert: Is asking a Moroccan Muslim employee whether he still supported Islamic State discrimination on the grounds of race or religion? Bakkali v GMB (South) Ltd

21 Jun 18

Mr Bakkali (who identified himself as of Moroccan origin and a Muslim) had a conversation with a colleague, during which he referred to comments made in a newspaper article about Islamic State Fighters being “confident and proficient fighters” and managing to run the country. The same colleague subsequently asked “are you still promoting IS?” which upset Mr Bakkali and resulted in an altercation. Mr Bakkali was subsequently dismissed for gross misconduct. He claimed that his colleague’s comment about IS was harassment because of race and/or religious belief and that he had suffered direct discrimination.

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legal alert: Safeguarding over Privacy

01 Jun 16

Most people would think that events in their personal life outside of work should remain private, but the recent case of Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council has shown that, in the some circumstances, a teacher’s failure to disclose certain information about their private life can be sufficient to justify a dismissal.

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