Starbucks upgrades its Mental Health Benefits.

Starbucks upgrades its Mental Health Benefits. Among all of the expectations and desires of the modern workforce, a survey shows that mental health programs and benefits are the top of their wish list.   This does not come as shock. A study completed by ‘National Business Group on Health’ found that from 2,200 employees, 27%… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: When is a “belief” a belief?

When is a “belief” a belief?   The Equality Act 2010 was brought into force on 24 January 2010 – happy anniversary!   One of the most important parts of the legislation was to create ‘protected characteristics’, i.e. traits or characteristics which are protected from discrimination. These characteristics are:-   Age Disability Gender reassignment Marriage… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: Tribunal Claimants Beware!

HPC Law Update: Tribunal Claimants Beware!   Since the abolition of Tribunal fees for bringing a claim against an employer or former employer, the Tribunal have seen steady increases in the number of claims being brought. To some extent this is no surprise.   Even if a Claimant ultimately loses their claim, it is very… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: Employment Tribunal Time Limits.

HPC Law Update: Employment Tribunal Time Limits.   The time limits for bringing a claim before the employment Tribunal are extremely tight. The time limit is generally three months less a day from the date of effective termination, or from the act of harassment or detrimental treatment.   The effective date of termination (EDT) could… Continue reading

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64% Increase in Employment Tribunals since 2017

64% Increase in Employment Tribunals   Employment Tribunal.   An employment tribunal (ET) case is not a process any employer or employee enjoys being involved in. ET’s can be a lengthy, costly and emotionally draining legal obligation, which can leave both business and personal relationships in shatters.   A simplistic understanding of an ET is… Continue reading

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