Posts from Hodge Jones & Allen

Romantic relationships in the workplace in the #MeToo era

Just over two years since the rise of the #MeToo movement in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations, #MeToo continues to spark increased scrutiny around workplace misconduct. The focus of this has largely been on discriminatory treatment, sexual harassment and assault, all of which is non-consensual.  

Should vegans have the same legal protection as religious people?

Later this month the employment tribunal is due to make a long-awaited preliminary hearing decision in Casamitjana v League Against Cruel Sports on whether ethical veganism is a protected belief under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010).  The EqA 2010 does not contain express protection for ethical vegans. However Mr Casamitjana‘s case is that it … Continue reading Should vegans have the same legal protection as religious people?

Is holiday pay about to become even more costly for employers?

The law governing holiday pay has been an evolving minefield over the last few years. As a continuously changing concept and a benefit that is of particular importance to all workers, the issue is invariably in focus.

Mental health first aid at work

The definition of mental health as “a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being” isn’t suggestive of a negative state. Yet the stigma surrounding it is one of weakness and indignity. Conversely, supporting those with physical impairments has for decades required employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to … Continue reading Mental health first aid at work