The Employment Law & HR Podcast

In this episode of the podcast I cover a recent case decided by the Norwich Employment Tribunal as to whether a vegetarian employee could claim protection from discrimination on the grounds of vegetarianism.

In this episode I will cover:

  • A background to the law. 
  • How the employment tribunal determine a 'philosophical belief'.
  • Why it is a 'hot topic' currently. 
  • How it is related to a similar case about veganism. 
  • What you should take from this case as an employer.

Action Points

  1. Create a working environment where differences and beliefs are celebrated and accepted.
  2. Behave fairly and reasonably to all employees regardless of your views on their beliefs. 
  3. Have your rules and codes of conduct and behaviour set out in writing and communicated to all employees. 
  4. Seek advice if you are unsure.

Resources

Conisbee v Crossley Farms Limited & Others - Employment Tribunal 

Article on Philosophical Beliefs and the Vegan Case

 

Please do leave any comments, ideas and best practice below. Please ensure that any comments are respectful to all views and opinions.

As part of our HR Harbour annual subscription service for employers we provide guidance and training for employers, supervisors and managers. If you would like to know more about the HR Harbour Service and how you can get unlimited support from as little as £198 per month please contact me for a no obligation discussion - alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or you can find full details here: HR Harbour

Don't forget you can contact us by telephone 01983 897003, 01722 653001 or 023 8098 2006

 

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Direct download: Episode_131_-_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

In this bonus episode of the podcast I bring you the audio from a recent interview on the YouTube channel for a business based locally to me on the Isle of Wight.

I was very pleased to have been invited onto the Business & Technology Show from MyCRM and I hope you find it interesting!

You can learn a bit more about me and why I started the business, including why my favourite film is Back To The Future.

Direct download: Interview_Final_-_25_09_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:16am EST

In this episode of the podcast I interview Dr Julia Shaw about Spot, which she has co-founded to help employers and employees with harassment and discrimination recording and reporting.

About Dr Julia Shaw

In 2017 Dr Julia Shaw co-founded the memory science and artificial intelligence start-up Spot.

Spot helps employees report workplace harassment and discrimination, and empowers organisations to build a more inclusive and respectful work environment.

Dr Shaw is also a psychological scientist at UCL, and is best known for her research in the areas of memory and criminal psychology.

Dr Shaw also consults as an expert on legal cases, particularly cases involving historic allegations.

Spot

Useful Links

https://www.drjuliashaw.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Shaw_(psychologist)

Julia's TedX Talk

https://talktospot.com/

Direct download: Interview_Julia_Shaw_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:10am EST

In this episode of the podcast I cover the basics which employers need to consider with regards to Subject Access Requests when received from employees. 

In this episode I will cover:

  • A background to the law. 
  • What you need to consider at the outset. 
  • The time limit for responding. 
  • The type of data you have to search for. 
  • What you have to provide to the employee. 
  • Exemptions when you do not have to disclose the data. 

Action Points

  1. Have a person or persons within your organisation who are responsible for data and compliance with subject access requests. 
  2. Create a checklist or utilise the resources from the ico to create a workflow to follow if someone makes a request. 
  3. Seek advice before rejecting a request or requiring a fee to be paid. 

Resources

https://ico.org.uk/

Right of Access for Employees

GDPR Overview for Employers

GDPR Privacy Policy

GDPR: Action List for Employers – episode 90

 

Please do leave any comments, ideas and best practice below. Please ensure that any comments are respectful to all views and opinions.

As part of our HR Harbour annual subscription service for employers we provide guidance and training for employers, supervisors and managers. If you would like to know more about the HR Harbour Service and how you can get unlimited support from as little as £198 per month please contact me for a no obligation discussion - alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or you can find full details here: HR Harbour

Don't forget you can contact us by telephone 01983 897003, 01722 653001 or 023 8098 2006

 

Direct download: Episode_129_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

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