Employment Insights

Companies that have shares with no dividend rights in issue may need to review their impact on the shareholdings of employees and directors and, if necessary, consider either their cancellation or conversion in the light of two recent decisions. In the…

Employers contemplating hiring new staff should take note of guidance published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission which indicates that many people may risk being denied access to jobs due to unlawful, discriminatory advertisements. In the last…

A Court of Appeal decision provides a warning to owners of businesses that trade as a partnership. The court held that a partner was jointly and severally liable to a third party for the breach of fiduciary duty of another partner (L). This was the case even…

Businesses need to be aware that pursuing a particular line of enquiry at an interview may give rise to detriment claims under discrimination law. Ideally, all shortlisted candidates should be asked the same or similar questions to allow answers to be…

New figures from the Pensions Regulator show that the number of penalty notices issued to employers who have not complied with their auto-enrolment duties increased sharply in the first quarter of 2015. Between 1 January and 31 March 2015, 198 fixed penalty…