Are my employees entitled to the Queen
Pregnancy and maternity raise a number of issues within the workplace; ranging from the right to take time off for antenatal appointments to arrangements for returning to work. Here we provide employers with a straightforward checklist of the key points to remember:
Employees who become pregnant must provide the employer with notification of their pregnancy no later than the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth (EWC). This must confirm they are pregnant, the EWC and the date on which the employee wishes to start maternity leave.
Sunday working and employees’ religious beliefs
A case worker and devout Christian resigned when asked to work on Sundays. However, the tribunal found that having the whole of Sunday off was not a core component of the Christian faith and accepted that the employer had demonstrated accommodation of her faith by suggesting she came to work after she had attended her church service.
The importance of having relevant restrictive covenants in contracts
An employee resigned and moved to a rival company when his ex-employer attempted to seek an interim injunction to prevent him from disclosing confidential information gained during his previous employment. The ex-employer also sought an order to bar him from working for the rival company at all. The ex-employee