Current legislation protects employees against discrimination on the basis of one or more of nine “protected characteristics”. These are:
- Gender Reassignment
- Marriage and Civil Partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion and belief
- Sexual orientation
Following on from our topical blog on “The Top 3 Things Our Employment Solicitors Say to Clients”, Partner and Head of Employment Litigation and Disputes, Gemma Bailey, provides her expert opinion on what clients should take on board when going into an employment tribunal. More...
Olympic cyclist, Jess Varnish, made claims at the Manchester Employment Tribunal that she was subject to unlawful detriments having made protected disclosures (a.k.a. whistle blown). This centred on the termination and non-renewal of her Podium Performance Agreement when she was a professional cyclist with the GB Cycling team.
But she never got as far as finding out whether her claim was valid, because the tribunal found that she was not an “employee” or a “worker” and so didn’t have the correct employment status to bring the whistleblowing claim at all.
But the challenges wouldn’t have ended there. More...
When an employee raises a grievance against another member of staff, it is an employer’s responsibility to ensure that they investigate the matter thoroughly and take the appropriate action in accordance with the law.
In a recent case that has been widely reported in the national media, we represented the manager of a well-known Cardiff club who was allegedly assaulted at their company Christmas party by another member of staff and suffered potentially life changing injuries.
We are absolutely thrilled for Mollys’ success at the Employment Tribunal and delighted to have been able to support her at such a difficult time. More...
When making a case, we believe it is important for our clients to have as much information as possible. So, in this post, Gemma Bailey, an Associate in the Employment Department at Howells Solicitors, shares the most common conversations she has with clients. She says: “If I were to tell you the top 3 things I say to my clients, it would be these.” More...