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With Valentine’s Day making February the month for romance, this month we take a look at some of the potential risks to employers when romance blossoms amongst employees and the steps that can be taken to address these.
Why Should An Employer Be Concerned About Its Employees Forming Romantic Relationships In The Workplace?
Romantic relationships between employees in the same organisation can expose the employer to a number of legal risks. These are most likely to arise when one employee is pursuing another to start a relationship or, even more so, when the relationship breaks down. The most obvious legal risks are as follows:
This occurs where one employee engages in unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which has the purpose or effect either of violating … more
NHS Secretary Becomes Oldest Person To Win Age Discrimination Case
An 88-year-old NHS secretary who was dismissed from her job over “frailty” claims has become the oldest person to win an age discrimination case.
Eileen Jolly was fired from her role at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading in January 2017. She was 86 years old at the time.
Her age came under scrutiny after she allegedly failed to upload details of cancer patients into a new electronic database, which meant that 14 women had to wait more than a year for non-urgent surgery.
The error prompted Jolly’s colleagues to inform her boss that they were concerned her age was affecting her performance.
Jolly, who had been working at the hospital for 25 years, felt “humiliated” and “ … more