Schools Week: Bates Wells comments on employment tribunal case

Insights from Louise Rea, Senior Associate in Bates Wells’ Employment team, have been featured in Schools Week’s take on the news that an employment tribunal has found in favour of the Michaela Community School in a high-profile discrimination case.

Reflecting on this matter, Louise told Schools Week that leadership teams need to ensure they take steps to meet the employment law challenges that can emerge in the education sector. In this article Louise suggests that they establish effective human resources systems and processes in order to deal with matters such as staff grievances as efficiently as possible.

Louise points out that schools should also make every effort to foster effective dialogue with employees in order to minimise the risk that a costly tribunal process could take place, a process which could have an adverse impact on school budgets.

If you’d like to read the rest of the piece in its entirety, click here to read more about the case in addition to other legal insights.


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