The High Court has clarified the scope of an employer’s duty when giving a reference in respect of a former employee.
Cerys Williams and Nick Wilcox discuss the steps firms should take to prepare for the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime.
The FCA is consulting on the extension of the SMCR to almost all financial services firms from 2018, replacing the Approved Persons Regime. HR should act now.
The new regulatory reference regime under the SMCR is now in force. Nick Wilcox considers the impact of the new rules on executives in financial services.
Employment Law News FCA and PRA publish first set of rules on regulatory references A joint policy statement was published by the PRA and the
The EAT has found that it is not necessary to show a referee’s motive when bringing a disability discrimination claim following a negative reference, which is based partly on an individual’s frequent absences.
Ahead of the new Senior Managers regime coming into effect in March 2016, a joint consultation paper on regulatory references was issued by the PRA and the FCA on 6 October 2015.
In this complicated case concerning the giving of references in the public sector, the High Court has made a determination of an important point of principle of general application, namely that a disclaimer at the end of a reference purporting to absolve the giver of the reference from legal liability with respect to the recipient is effective. For some years, this had been in doubt.