Employment Law

Employment Law Newsletter February

Everyone's talking about veganism, and not just because of Veganuary. In January, an employment tribunal found that a vegan was protected from discrimination by the Equality Act 2010 . The employee's ethical veganism met the legal test for a...

George Green Employment Law Update Seminar

Black Country Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Update 4th March 2020, 9am - 11am Employment law is ever evolving and 2020 looks set to bring with it a number of changes. At this year’s briefing session, the employment team...

Employment Law Newsletter January 2020

In December 2019, the government set out its plans for new employment law legislation in the Queen's Speech. Much of it will be familiar from the Good Work Plan and includes: Creating a single labour market enforcement agency to protect the rights of...

Employment Law Newsletters December 2019

This month's newsletter focusses on unfair dismissal and how to properly handle the disciplinary procedure. In most cases, an employee cannot claim unfair dismissal until he or she has more than two years’ continuous service. There are some...

George Green Team up with Local School for Christmas

George Green LLP has teamed up with Corngreaves Academy for another year which enables the school to participate in the Christmas Tree Festival at St Johns Church in Dudley Wood. All trees entered in the festival had a theme. This year Corngreaves Academy...

Employment Law Newsletter November 2019

  Off the record conversations can play a vital role in resolving workplace disputes. Section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 says that confidential discussions about ending an employee's employment can be 'off the record' in...

Employment Law Newsletter October 2019

Welcome Harassment has been in the legal news again this month. Anthony harasses Belinda if he does something in relation to a protected characteristic (race, sex etc) which has the purpose or effect of violating Belinda's dignity or creating an...

Mock Employment Law Tribunal 5th November 2019

Mock Employment Law Tribunal  Tuesday 5th November 2019, 9am - 12pm West Bromwich Albion Football Club This is a fantastic opportunity to experience an insight into the workings of an Employment Tribunal case. Understanding the process...

Dealing with Sickness Absence Seminar 9th October 2019

Dealing with Sickness Absence Seminar 9th October 2019 9am - 11am Free of charge for attendees   Venue  George Green LLP, 195 High Street, Cradley Heath, B64 5HW Speakers   Tim Lang – Partner George...

Employment Law Newsletter July 2019

Welcome The holiday season is upon us and the next instalment of the Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust saga has arrived from the Court of Appeal. The case involves voluntary overtime and whether it should be included when calculating holiday...

Employment Law Newsletter June 2019

Welcome A disability is a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person's ability to do day to day things. The Equality Act 2010 specifically excludes from the definition any visual impairment which...

The Modern Slavery Act 2015

Why businesses MUST be live to modern slavery in their workplace and supply chain. In my experience, when you mention ‘modern slavery’ most businesses say that it’s not relevant to them because they would never ‘employ’...

Employment Law Newsletter April 2019

Welcome Discrimination arising from disability is where an employer treats an employee less favourably because of 'something' which results from their disability, and which can't be justified. The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently...

Employment Law - March 2019

Welcome TUPE has been in the news again this month. If the sole or principal reason for a dismissal is a TUPE transfer, the dismissal will be automatically unfair unless there is an economic, technical or organisational (ETO) reason for it...

Employment Law - February 2019

Welcome 2018 was the year of the 'worker status' cases, and 2019 looks to be following suit. The first employee status case of the year involves carers instead of drivers or couriers. In Chatfeild-Roberts v Philips and Universal Aunts ,...

Employment Law - November 2018

Is an employer responsible for the actions of an employee who has 'gone rogue' and deliberately posted sensitive employee data online? Yes, the Court of Appeal has said in Morrisons v Various Claimants . Mr Skelton was an internal...

Employment Law - September 2018

The holiday season might be ending, but holiday pay remains a hot topic. In Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust , the Employment Appeal Tribunal looked at whether voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay. Employees should be...

Employment Law - August 2018

Protecting Your Reputation   We thought we'd do something a little different over the summer.  Rather than a summary of the law affecting SMEs and staff, this is a focus on protecting an employer's...

Employment Law - October 2018

When is notice not notice? When it is ambiguous, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal in East Kent Hospitals v Levy. The employee worked in the records department. She had a poor sickness absence record. She applied for a role in the...

Employment Law - July 2018

There has been a lot of publicity lately about the employment status of individuals working in the gig economy. Employees and workers have more rights than the genuinely self-employed, so individuals are pushing for this status. Recently, the...
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