Labour & European Law Review
09 January 2019
Following the publication of the Taylor review of workplace practices in 2017, the government has announced a package of employment law reforms (...).
In cases of misconduct, employers have to have reasonable grounds for believing that their employee was guilty of misconduct and have to carry out a reasonable investigation. In Hargreaves v Governing Body of Manchester Grammar School, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that it was not unfair for the school to withhold witness statements from the claimant and the disciplinary panel which dismissed him (...).
The law says that part-time workers cannot be treated less favourably than full-timers. In British Airways v Pinaud, the Court of Appeal held that it was clearly less favourable treatment for an employer to require a part-timer to work more than half of the hours of a full-timer but only pay them half of the salary (...).