The Women and Equalities Committee: report on non-disclosure agreements.

July 9, 2019 by alison

Harassment and discrimination In this episode of the podcast I analyse the report commissioned by the Women and Equalities Committee  into whether the use of non-disclosure agreements in harassment and discrimination cases is unethical, and how they should be dealt with in the future. In this episode I will cover: The 12 recommendations discussed in […]


Is it harassment and discrimination to suspend someone due to a consequence of their disability?

June 25, 2019 by alison

Harassment and disability discrimination In this episode of the podcast I summarise the facts and law concerning a case involving a trainee teacher who was suspended due to the fact that he could not write for more than a couple of minutes. The employee, who had been diagnosed with dyspraxia, claimed disability discrimination, harassment and […]


What are the benefits of implementing flexible working in your business?

June 12, 2019 by alison

Flexible working – options, advantages, disadvantages and things to consider? In this episode of the podcast I give an overview of and my thoughts on implementing flexible working arrangements in your business. Whether for individual employees or as a wholesale change to the way you work, could this be the future for your business?  In […]


Will an employee’s refusal to accept an alternative role in a restructure situation mean that they forego a redundancy payment?

May 27, 2019 by alison

Restructure and redundancy: When do you have to pay redundancy pay if there is alternative employment available? In this episode of the podcast I cover a question from a listener which follows on nicely from the last episode when I answered a question about changing employee hours and redundancy. In this episode I tackle the […]


When does a change in an employee’s hours amount to a redundancy situation? How should you deal with employee conduct in group chats?

May 13, 2019 by alison

Redundancy and restructure & Why you should be concerned with staff group chats In this episode of the podcast I cover two topics that employers should be aware of; the first comes from a listener question about redundancy and changing terms of an employee’s contract and the second topic is inspired by the front page […]


When is on-call time ‘working’ time for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage?

April 29, 2019 by alison

If there is no requirement to undertake work, but merely to be available for work, would it be ‘working time’ for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage? In this episode of the podcast I cover a recent case decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal which deals with employees who are ‘on-call’ with varying requirements […]