Author Archives: Kathy Lockwood

How to be the best employer: Tip 9

be the best employer

PR and Marketing In order to attract the best staff and ensure that you are seen as one of the best employers in your industry or area you need to ensure that you shout about your successes, what are you good at and why you are the best in your industry. In much the same […]

What is an ‘Interest in’? Victory for employers as Supreme Court rules in landmark competition case

Post-termination Restrictions The Supreme Court has upheld a non-compete restriction in the first employment competition case to have reached the highest court in over a century. In a historic decision, five Supreme Court justices unanimously concluded that an injunction should be restored, setting aside an order by the Court of Appeal. Background The case is […]

Is it discrimination to reject a job applicant based on a perception that the condition may become a disability?

We reported in January 2018 last year about the case of The Chief Constable of Norfolk v. Coffey [2017] UKEAT,  where the Norfolk Constabulary was found by the Employment Appeal Tribunal to have directly discriminated against a non-disabled job applicant by not offering her a job because they perceived her condition could become a disability […]

What is an ‘Interest in’? Victory for employers as Supreme Court rules in landmark competition case

Post Termination Restrictions The Supreme Court has upheld a non-compete restriction in the first employment competition case to have reached the highest court in over a century. In a historic decision, five Supreme Court justices unanimously concluded that an injunction should be restored, setting aside an order by the Court of Appeal. Background The case […]

How to be the best employer: Tip 8

be the best employer

Take action No-one wants to work for a business that says it will do something and then doesn’t. This is not just about employee relations and issues that affect the staff, but about business progression. We have all heard stories about businesses that entice great candidates to work for them with the promise of great […]

How to be the best employer: Tip 7

In the modern age of technology and new methods of working there are ways in which even the most old-fashioned organisation can embrace a degree of flexibility for staff. There really is no easier way to make someone feel appreciated and happy than to give them some flexibility when they need it. This need not […]

The employment of children: Guidance for employers

The Isle of Wight Council have recently reminded employers of child employment legislation, designed to protect children’s rights in the workplace. With the summer holidays looming, parents may be looking forward to their children taking their first steps into the adult world of work by getting their first summer job, and perhaps, finally being able to […]

The use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases

A new report has been published on the use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases Over the past couple of years there has been a great deal in the news regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, the “me too” movement that followed and revelations of cover ups by high profile figures.  This continues to be […]

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