Kelly Sayers: Closer to the heart

Many companies now have nepotism policies in place to avoid favouritism, undue influence or conflicts of interest in employment decisions. However, what bearing does the closeness of a relationship have on the question of discrimination on the grounds of marital status?   The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has recently grappled with this issue in the…

Kelly Sayers: Who’s Holding the Baby

With the globalisation of trade and the increased prevalence of electronic data, issues concerning the disclosure of information in civil litigation procedures, including Employment Tribunals, are becoming ever more complex. The basic requirement is that a party must disclose all relevant documents which are in its possession or under its control. However, one recent case…

Kelly sayers: Whistleblowing Put to the Test

Legislation to protect whistleblowers is in place to enable employees to report wrongdoing in the workplace without fear of being victimised or losing any of their employment rights. But what is the correct test to be applied in order to determine if a whistleblowing (protected disclosure) claim in respect of detrimental treatment or automatic unfair…