Companies disciplining a director for gross misconduct may have their actions upheld in court provided they act in a fair and unbiased way. This is so, even if the director successfully claims 'unfair prejudice', and the courts can value the director's shares as if 'bad leaver' provisions in the company's articles applied.
Employers should ensure that instructions to employees to speak in English at work are justified by the circumstances, and are not linked to their race or national origin, a ruling makes clear.
Guidance is now available for companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) on the register of people with significant control (PSC) requirements due to come into force from 6 April 2016.
A managing director who secretly recorded conversations with two business people for the purpose of using them in a legal dispute against their former employer, has been ordered by the High Court to disclose the recordings to the former employer.
Employers will welcome a new Acas guide on dealing with legal highs in the workplace.
Employers may monitor employees' private communications at work only if it achieves a legitimate aim, is limited in scope and is proportionate, following a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights.
Employers are assessing the impact of, and planning for the new national living wage of £7.20 per hour for employees aged 25 or more, from 1 April 2016.