Law

Adverse action claims are on the increase, so decision makers need to understand the risks and the legal framework

Case law lessons in adverse action

A recent case highlights the increased use of adverse action provisions and the spectre of personal liability and penalties for managers, writes Gordon Williams The Federal Circuit Court recently decided that a portrait photography business constructively dismissed an employee, Ms Sagona, for reasons including her pregnancy, and that their conduct […]

Minter Ellison's Gordon Williams advises employers to pre-empt potential cocktail claims

Employee cocktail claims on the rise

There has been an increase in the number of ‘cocktail claims’, in which employees bring one action comprising multiple claims against their employers, according to law firm Minter Ellison “Managing employee cocktail claims can be a difficult, lengthy and very expensive process, so be proactive and avoid unnecessary risks,” said […]

Businesses should take a number of steps to reduce the likelihood of adverse action claims

The rise and rise of adverse action claims

There has been a steady increase in adverse action claims. Gareth Jolly explains why employers need to tread very carefully before taking action that could result in such a claim Over the past few years, there has been a steady increase in “adverse action” claims by employees against employers. An […]

Employers need to prepare for new flexible working rights

Are you prepared for new flexible working rights?

Employees are able to request flexible working conditions under new laws which also place specific obligations on employers, writes Shana Schreier-Joffe Increasingly, courts, tribunals and the government are recognising that the notion of an individual working eight or more hours a day for their employer, with little or no say […]