A diverse workforce is a commercial advantage, so forward-thinking employers won’t wait for gender balance
Employment Issues / In the News / Legal Topics

A diverse workforce is a commercial advantage, so forward-thinking employers won’t wait for gender balance

I was recently invited to join a panel at Womanthology‘s inaugural Thought Leaders event.  Although the topics of discussion were quite wide-ranging, action points from across all sectors and types of organisation emerged. Although the legal foundations of gender diversity are slow to develop, change is being driven by an ever expanding group of practical activists … Continue reading

Guest blog: Managing employees through divorce 
Employment Issues

Guest blog: Managing employees through divorce 

Given the regularity of modern divorces it’s no surprise that divorce can have tremendously adverse effects on an employee’s workplace performance, as Holly Barry finds.  With around 42% of marriages ending in divorce, it has become increasingly important for businesses to be able to manage divorcing employees to maintain office morale and productivity. In this … Continue reading

Law matters – employment law for start-ups & SMEs video
Employment Issues / Legal Topics / Social Media

Law matters – employment law for start-ups & SMEs video

I joined Ellie Silson at Sage UK’s London office to introduce employment law issues for SMEs and start-ups in a short video for Facebook Live. We talk about the importance of contracts and getting them right from the start; what issues employers need to look out for in the coming year and the effect of … Continue reading

Radical reform of Employment Tribunals needed
Employment Issues / In the News / Solicitors Journal

Radical reform of Employment Tribunals needed

Last month, the Law Society declared that the employment tribunal system is in urgent need of a complete overhaul. But can the complexity and cost of the current system be resolved? The Law Society’s new and ‘efficient’ employment tribunal structure proposes that all disputes would be dealt with in a ‘single jurisdiction’ consisting of four levels.  Simple claims, … Continue reading