The Employment Law & HR Podcast
Disability Discrimination & a Premier League Football Club: Episode 53

In this weeks' episode I bring you a recent case about a premier league footballer who has successfully pursued a claim for disability discrimination against his former employer, Newcastle FC.

In this episode I will cover:

  • The facts of the case;
  • Why the case is interesting & rare in the Employment Tribunal;
  • What an employers obligations are to an employee who is diagnosed with cancer;
  • Different types of disability discrimination;
  • Why you need to seek specialist advice before taking any action regarding a disabled employee.

Action Points

  1. Ensure that your managers and supervisors have at least some basic training on the Equality Act;
  2. Check that you have an Equality and Diversity policy in your staff handbook ;
  3. Get advice about any tricky issues that may arise alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk .

Helpful Information & Links

The Equality Act 2010

 

 

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When can you restrict an employee from working for a competitor?  Episode 52

In this weeks' episode I bring you a recent case which reiterates the importance of getting your restrictive covenants right from the outset and on regularly reviewing the terms to make sure they are relevant. It is better to be proactive than leave it too late.

In this episode I will cover:

  • The facts of the case;
  • Why the employer was seeking an injunction against a leaving employee;
  • What the arguments were for an against the restrictive covenants;
  • What the Judge decided;
  • Why you need to seek specialist advice about your contracts.

Action Points

  1. Check if you have any restrictive covenants in employee contracts;
  2. Check what your contracts say about confidential information;
  3. Get a free review of your current restrictive covenants by emailing alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk .

Don't forget National Living Wage - 25 and over = £7.20

Helpful Information & Links

 

Bartholomews Agri Food Limited v Thornton - High Court 2016

Recent article about Restrictive Covenants

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