The right to take time off for Antenatal Appointments: Episode 7

September 25, 2014 by joe

Time off to attend up to two antenatal appointments with a pregnant woman From the 1st October 2014 eligible employees and agency workers will be able to take unpaid time off work to accompany a pregnant woman to two antenatal appointments, and there will also be a protection from suffering a detriment or being dismissed […]


Disability Discrimination & Reasonable Adjustments: Episode 5

September 19, 2014 by joe

In this Episode 5 of the Employment Law and HR Podcast I bring you a summary of a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case where the issue of reasonable adjustments was discussed and analysed. The case is called ‘North Lancashire Teaching Primary Care NHS Trust v Howorth’ and the decision of the Appeal Tribunal was recently […]


Early Conciliation : Episode 3

September 11, 2014 by joe

 ACAS Early Conciliation In this weeks’ episode I tell you all about the introduction of Early Conciliation, what it means and what I think of it. Particularly you will learn…. What you need to know about the way it works What to consider if you are contacted by ACAS How Early Conciliation fits with the […]


Disciplinary Issues- A case example: Episode 2

September 10, 2014 by joe

  Disciplinary Sanctions and increasing them on appeal In this weeks’ episode I tell you about a recent case decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal regarding disciplinary issues and appeals. The case is McMillan v Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. Particularly you will learn….. The effect of having a contractual disciplinary policy The importance of the […]


Right to request Flexible Working : Episode 1

September 9, 2014 by joe

  What do you need to know about an employees right to request flexible working? In this first episode I bring you all of the information you need to know about the new right to request flexible working. In particular you will learn What the law was before the change What it means practically How […]