Case Law – Social Media and the world of work

Forbes v LHR Airport Ltd LHR Airport was found not to be liable for the act of one of its employees sharing an image that was racially offensive on her personal social media Facebook Page by the EAT. In so doing the EAT commented that identifying whether an act was...

How can councillors and officers handle intimidating behaviour?

With large parts of the population more politically engaged and divided than ever, councillors and officers are reporting an increase in hostility towards them carrying out their roles.  Working on the front line and with public-facing contact essential, public sector...

Continuous Service – The basic rules

A common question we get asked is ‘We have someone joining us from another council. Do they have continuous service?’ There are some basic rules that can help you answer this question. The rules The clock starts from zero for any statutory entitlements or benefits....

Back claims for holiday pay ruling leads to uncertainty

There is new uncertainty for those dealing with back claims for holiday pay. The Northern Irish Court of Appeal has ruled that a series of unlawful deduction to wages claims was not broken by a gap of three months or more between deductions. Lord Justice Stephens has...

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