Publish date

30 June 2023

Workplace Law – June 2023

In this month’s workplace law video Nick Hobden talks about drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. In our articles we consider new family friendly rights that have now gone through both Houses of Parliament and a case concerning the dismissal of a school employee due to social media posts regarding the provision of relationship education in school. We also consider two tribunal cases where decisions to strike out claimant’s claims were upheld by the appeal tribunal.

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Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace

Nick Hobden discusses the use of drug and alcohol tests in the workplace and how employers should handle them.

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New employment protections for parents and carers

New rights for working carers, parents of babies receiving neonatal care and enhanced protection from redundancy for those on maternity leave have all come a step closer to becoming law

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Manifestation of religion or belief at work: Guidance for employers

This case concerned a school employee dismissed for her social media posts relating to relationship education in schools. We look at the tricky path for employers to navigate when taking action that may interfere with an employee’s right to freedom of thought and religion.

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When can Employment Tribunals strike out claims?

We consider two cases where tribunals struck out claims, which will give some confidence to respondent employers considering making such applications.

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