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An action packed MMD this week. We have the second part of our Podcast special looking at the Labour Manifesto. This week we look at business crime elements of the manifesto.

Outside of the Podcast Daniel has prepared a video on the impact of providing a Contract of Employment after day one.


Episode 33:  The Labour Manifesto – A Deep Dive (Part Two)

Join Sam and Nils for Part 2 of their review of The Labour Party Manifesto.  In this episode they focus on business crime.


Particularly Late

What are the implications of providing a contract or written particulars to an employee a few months after starting with my business? We discuss a technical breach of the Employment Rights Act, as well as issues with creating uncertainty and attempting to impose new obligations on employees at a later date.

In the News


Sainsbury’s manager left out of International Men’s Day post wins harassment claim

The Claimant had worked his way up to store manager over a number of years. He was signed off work sick with anxiety when the regional manager wrote a LinkedIn post celebrating International Men’s Day in November 2022. The post thanked the male leaders who “show up for work each day, put on a name badge and provide support, guidance and leadership to the thousands of colleagues that work in our region”. It included photos and tags of each of the male store managers in his area, except the Claimant. The Claimant raised a grievance against the regional manager, citing harassment and discrimination, however this was only partially upheld and any impact on the Claimant was found to be unintentional. The Claimant remained off sick and was invited to a final absence review meeting in May 2023. Adjustments to enable him to return to work were discussed, including a move to an alternative store and role but no suitable options were found. His employment was subsequently terminated and the Claimant brought tribunal proceedings against the Company.  Employment Judge Brace found that the Claimant’s exclusion from the International Men’s Day post was related to his disability, and that he had not been included in the post because of his absence related to that disability. A remedy hearing will be set to determine the Claimant’s compensation.


Through our relationship with Tailored Learning Solutions who provide mental health first aid courses in our business, we are now able to announce that we are running multiple courses at our Wakefield office including the following:

Mental Health First Aid (2 day course)

  • 25/26th Sept

Mental Health First Aid – Refresher (1/2 day workshop)

  • 27th September

Suicide First Aid – Understanding Suicide Intervention (1 day workshop)

  • 28th November

Mental Health for Managers Workshop (1 day workshop)

  • 14th October

The details of these sessions can be found at the Tailored Learning Solutions website:

If you would like further information and details of the cost for these events, please email

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