Our Top Employment Law Articles From March 2024

Top employment law articles from March 2024
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To bring readers up to speed on our most notable employment law articles from March 2024, we’ve compiled a list below. Scan through our brief summaries to discover the preferred subjects, and simply click on the titles to be directed.

Top Employment Law Articles From March 2024

  1. Employees are Being Asked to Opt for Voluntary Redundancy at IBM- is this the New Way Forward? – Typically, workers are made redundant when a company wants to downsize due to financial constraints. Well, that’s not the case with IBM, which is offering voluntary redundancies during a restructuring. This is a unique take on the practice, which gives workers more choice over their future.
  2. Recruiters at the Big Four Disapprove of Job Hunters Using Gen AI – Some might argue that the use of generative AI is comparable to that of a calculator. However, the Big Four accounting firms disagree. Following their criticisms, they have taken measures to detect its use in job applications.
  3. Regulatory Board Highlights Misuse of NDAs and Imbalance of Power in New Evidence Report – The Legal Services Board has highlighted the exploitation of non-disclosure agreements across various industries. In particular, they’ve highlighted the misbalance of power used to silence women who’ve experienced misconduct. This article dives into the shortfalls around NDAs and how their misuse negatively affects individuals.
  4. Headteacher Sacked Unfairly For Tapping Son’s Hand; ET Calls it Unfair Dismissal and a “Reasonable Chastisement” by Parent – One evening, headteacher Shelly-Ann Malabver-Goulbourne tapped the back of her three-year-old son’s hand to stop him playing with hand sanitiser. To many, this would have been an ordinary parental interaction. But not to teacher Samantha Bhagwandas, who filed a complaint of assault. Here, we discuss what happened and why the tribunal ruled the headteacher had been unfairly dismissed.
  5. Anxiety, Substance Abuse and Poor Mental Health Common Among Lawyers in City Law Firms – The landscape of law is filled with jaw-dropping salaries, but these come at a cost. For many, the intense, long-hour requirements become too much, and unfortunately, they’ve led to some professionals taking their own lives. This article explores the consequences of the current workaholic culture in law and how this can be combated.
  6. New McDonald’s Uniform Kills Two Birds With One Stone; However, Staff Are Not Happy – McDonald’s… Known for their fast food… less so for their fashion. This might be about to change, though, as they’re set to roll out new uniforms. Aimed at sustainability and inclusion, the move sounds like a good idea, but there has been some opposition.
  7. Allyship in the Outdoors: I Took The North Face’s Racial Inclusion Course and Here’s How It Went – The North Face has released a course titled “Allyship in the Outdoors”. This course aims to address racial inclusion and offers those who complete it a 20% discount in their stores. Despite showing some good intentions, the discount meant the company has received substantial backlash online.
  8. Surrey Council Employees Missing Payments Due to Issues in New £30m Payroll System – Due to having an outdated payroll system, Surrey Council updated it in June 2023. However, this has caused more harm than good, as workers have been left to deal with a multitude of errors. A series of incorrect wages, including underpayments, has caused workers stress and uncertainty about affording their mortgage.
  9. Could Tracking Employee Burnout Help Establish Better Work-Life Balance? KPMG Thinks So! – Employee burnout can go along way to poor well-being and reduce the workforce’s productivity. Employers must tackle this as part of their duty to protect the health of their staff. KPMG believes that tracking this burnout could be part of the solution.
  10. Another Day, Another Buzzword: Let’s Talk About Coffee Badging – Coffee Badging, the act of turning up at the office, swiping the attendance card, grabbing a coffee and going home. This is a new phenomenon that highlights the employer-employee disconnect. In this article, we delve into why this trend has come about and what can be done to resolve it.
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  1. What a fantastic resource! The articles are meticulously crafted, offering a perfect balance of depth and accessibility. I always walk away having gained new understanding. My sincere appreciation to the team behind this outstanding website.


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