Posts from King & Spalding

Call of duty: UK government proposes new duty for employers to prevent sexual harassment

The UK government has recently published its long-awaited response to its 2019 consultation on measures to combat sexual harassment in the workplace and strengthen existing legal protections.  Most significantly, the government has committed to introducing a new proactive duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace and to reintroduce protections from third-party harassment. … Continue reading Call of duty: UK government proposes new duty for employers to prevent sexual harassment

Vexatious v victim: crossing the discrimination line

Most people would agree that bringing tribunal proceedings is a daunting step and not one to be taken lightly. But what about the serial or vexatious litigant? In one recent case, it came to light than a candidate had brought “at least 38 claims that are known about” alleging disability discrimination.    Most of the claims … Continue reading Vexatious v victim: crossing the discrimination line

Remote controls: five lessons for natural attrition and performance management

For those employers which have been fortunate enough to avoid the need for compulsory redundancies, 2020 was a year that, in many industries, saw very little natural attrition in headcount. Employees were choosing to stay put, given the economic downturn. This can be an issue, as many employers assume a regular “churn” of employees for … Continue reading Remote controls: five lessons for natural attrition and performance management

Dressed to distress

Employers need to approach a dress code with great caution, warns Jules Quinn from King & Spalding. Employers often believe that they can adopt a “one size fits all” approach to their dress code policies. This year we have already seen employers face reputational or legal challenges on requiring a receptionist to wear high heel … Continue reading Dressed to distress