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The Government publishes a response to its Consultation on NDAs aka confidentiality clauses - is it a pass or a fail?

United Kingdom - August 9 2019 It is undoubtedly the case that a big part of the current debate on sexual harassment in the workplace centres around non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)…

What have we learned from the Senior Managers and Certification Regime?

United Kingdom - July 10 2019 With the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (“SMCR”) due to be extended to all regulated financial services firms in six months’ time (9…

Tribunal orders injury to feelings award for employee who was asked to keep her sexuality a secret

United Kingdom - May 15 2019 Last month, an Employment Tribunal ordered an employer to pay a former employee the sum of £8,000 (plus interest), in the form of an injury to…

WhatsApp messages: a treasure trove of evidence in team moves

United Kingdom - May 14 2019 The Court of Appeal’s judgement in Forse & Ors v Secarma Ltd & Ors is an important case on springboard injunction applications in employee…

Credibility of witness evidence justified dismissal under FCA’s ‘fit and proper’ test

United Kingdom - May 10 2019 A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case has highlighted that if a court or tribunal criticises the credibility of witness evidence from a…

The importance of carrying out a fair and proper investigation process

United Kingdom - April 26 2019 The recent judgment in the case of The Governing Body of Tywyn Primary School v Mr Aplin, serves as a good reminder to employers of the value in…

When an employee is under regulatory or criminal investigation, how should their employer handle an internal disciplinary?

United Kingdom - April 23 2019 Employers in such scenarios may face questions as to whether the employee can be suspended without pay or whether the internal investigation can be…

How to minimise the risk of workplace sexual harassment claims

United Kingdom - April 3 2019 This is a question we are frequently being asked nowadays because it has become increasingly obvious that workplace culture will never be the same…

Disclosing the past - how much does the regulator need to know?

United Kingdom - February 8 2019 On 30 January 2019, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the eagerly awaited matter of R (on the application of P, G and W) (Respondents) v…

At last we are moving away from a state of limbo over NDAs

European Union, United Kingdom - January 24 2019 NDAs and Brexit have this in common. Whilst many may be unhappy and confused with the current position, consensus on the way forward has thus far…