January 2016 news

new-year-250We wish you a belated Happy New Year and hope you are all surviving any hasty new year’s resolutions – hopefully we can distract you from them for a while by updating you on the month’s HR/employment law news.

We have a super new member of our team to tell you about and also the latest news on collective consultation and financial penalties for unpaid Tribunal and settlement awards. Our case update this month focuses on whether a sickness absence policy is subject to the duty to make reasonable adjustments; if an employer can ask an employee not to speak their native language at work without discriminating and, finally, if monitoring an employee’s personal emails at work is in breach of the right to respect for private and family life.