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Can I be refused a job because of my criminal record? (Legal Q&A)

January 31, 2012

Employers in England and Wales can use the Disclosure service of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) to check whether job applicants have a criminal record. If you are applying for a job, as an applicant you will be sent a copy of the same disclosure that a potential employer sees. The CRB has no role […]

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I feel I am being sexually harassed and discriminated against at my workplace by do not know what it entails?

December 12, 2011

It is clearly stated in UK employment law that it is illegal to sexually harass anyone in the workplace. A person must not pursue a course of conduct which amounts to harassment of another, and which they know or ought to know amounts to harassment of the other person. Examples of what constitutes sexual harassment […]

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When does teasing or joking at work become bullying or harassment?

November 25, 2011

Teasing and joking at work become bullying if the recipient of the jokes or teasing feels humiliated or anxious as a result. The Advisory, Conciliatory and Arbitration Service (ACAS) describes bullying as offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour. Offensive jokes or remarks made in jest may not be received as such and may be construed […]

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