The Employment Law & HR Podcast

A summary of the decision in the Employment Appeal Tribunal discrimination case of

Gan Menachem Hendon Limited v De Groen

In this episode of the podcast I cover the recent case of the Jewish nursery who dismissed an employee who refused to lie about cohabiting with her boyfriend. A case that follows the decision of the Supreme Court in the ‘Gay Cake’ case, reported previously in episode 109 of the podcast. 

In this episode I will cover:

  • The basis in law for the claim.
  • The facts of the case.
  • A summary of the Appeal Tribunal decision.
  • My thoughts on the case and why this judgement was the outcome.
  • Comparison to the Gay Cake case.

Action Points

  1. Ensure that you and any managers, supervisors and decision makers in your business are aware of the law regarding discrimination;
  2. Get some specific training for staff in Equality & Diversity and update regularly;
  3. Check any policies and procedures that you have in your business to ensure they are compliant with your obligations under the Equality Act;
  4. Seek advice before making any decisions or embarking on potentially controversial conversations with employees, particularly if not work related.

We offer training on Equality and Diversity for staff and we can review your contracts, procedures and Handbooks for you so please do get in touch if we can be of any assistance.

Useful Links

Gan Menachem Hendon Limited v De Groen – Employment Appeal Tribunal

Lee v Ashers Baking Company Limited – Supreme Court Judgement 

Podcast Episode 109

Direct download: Episode_117.mp3
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Snow and travel disruption at work

Following the snow across much of the UK last week the issue of snow and disruption at work and the inevitable questions about employers obligations has arisen. So in this episode of the podcast I cover what you should do if employees cannot attend at work because of snow.  

In this episode I will cover the following:

  • Steps you should take to prepare your business for adverse weather.
  • Minimum temperatures at work.
  • What employee rights are if schools are closed or there is disruption to childcare.
  • Why it is important to have a policy in place to deal with snow days.
  • Things to consider and options to avoid an employee losing out on pay.
  • When unlawful deductions from wages may apply.
  • Why it is important to get advice.
  • Health and safety considerations

We can help with the relevant procedure and clause for your employment contracts to deal with snow and travel disruption. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for some real life help for your organisation.

Useful Links

Snow days article


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Direct download: 116_final.mp3
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