Employment

New ACAS Code of Practice Published

ACAS have published a revised Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures. The only revisions to the code relate to the choice of a companion at a disciplinary or grievance hearing. The requirement for the choice of companion be ‘reasonable’ has been removed. An employee has an absolute right to be accompanied by any […]

Stress

A recent High Court finding in Easton v B&Q plc, found that the employer is not liable for psychiatric illness caused by occupational stress unless the injury was ‘reasonably foreseeable’ by the employer. The Judge said that an employee who returns to work after a period of sickness without requesting any adjustments is usually implying […]