Jan 14, 2022
The chief executive of Sheffield City Council has said she is "truly sorry" for going to a leaving party in December 2020 to mark the end of her role as Director General of the Cabinet Office's COVID-19 Task Force.
Jan 14, 2022
Watchdog accuses Welsh council of "serious breakdown of governance", ignoring Head of Legal and disregarding external legal advice
The process that led to a £95,000 departure payment being made to a former chief executive of Pembrokeshire County Council “represented a serious breakdown in governance” including a failure to comply with legal requirements, a failure to address the concerns of the Head of Legal and Democratic Services, and the disregard of external legal advice, a report in the public interest issued by the…
Dec 29, 2021
Fear of catching Covid-19 not a philosophical belief for purposes of Equality Act, employment judge rules
A claimant’s belief in a fear of catching Covid-19 and a need to protect herself and others, did not amount to a philosophical belief for the purposes of section 10(2) Equality Act 2010, an Employment Tribunal judge has ruled.
Dec 14, 2021
Thanet Council has appointed Quentin Baker, Chief Legal Officer at Hertfordshire County Council, as Independent Monitoring Officer after the local authority’s original selection was unable to take on the role.
Dec 09, 2021
Nottinghamshire County Council has apologised for allowing a former councillor to be unlawfully employed by it, according to reports.
Dec 06, 2021
Judges dismiss judicial review challenge over interpretation by Prime Minister of ministerial code in Priti Patel "bullying" claims
A Divisional Court has rejected a judicial review challenge brought by the FDA union over the Prime Minister’s decision that Home Secretary Priti Patel did not break the Ministerial Code in her treatment of civil servants.
Dec 02, 2021
Council found to have breached Equality Act 2010 after claimant accountants subject to “unwanted conduct of a sexual nature” by fellow employee
Two accountants have won an Employment Tribunal case against the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea after they were subjected to unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, in breach of the Equality Act 2010.
Dec 01, 2021
High Court judge gives reasons for refusing permission for legal challenge to care home workers vaccination requirement
A High Court judge has given her reasons for dismissing two challenges to the Government’s policy that anyone working in a care home must be vaccinated against Covid-19 unless medically exempt.
Nov 26, 2021
An Employment Tribunal judge has strongly criticised Essex County Council’s handling of a headteacher’s dismissal.
Nov 25, 2021
An assistant head teacher whose career was ended after an assault by a pupil cannot claim for negligence and breach of statutory duty, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Nov 24, 2021
Law firm Browne Jacobson has been ranked as the UK’s leading employer in the Social Mobility Foundation’s Employer Index 2021, which examines how companies and organisations are driving social mobility within their workplace.
Nov 24, 2021
Law firm Anthony Collins Solicitors has launched a free social mobility toolkit, sponsored by Central England Co-operative and Boston Borough Council.