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When Can Suspensions Be Unreasonable?

Friday, 17 January 2020

An NHS Trust was taken to court, after the claimant seeks a temporary injunction following her suspension from duties.

When Can Suspensions Be Unreasonable?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Employers Give Non-Smokers Extra Annual Leave?

Friday, 17 January 2020

A recruitment agency has rewarded employees with four extra days of paid annual leave for not smoking at work.

Can Employers Give Non-Smokers Extra Annual Leave?

Articles & Blogs Employment

IR35 - Government Launches Review of the New Off Payroll Working Rules

Friday, 17 January 2020

The government has launched a review into the implementation of new off payroll working rules for Personal Service Companies (PSC).

IR35 - Government Launches Review of the New Off Payroll Working Rules

Brexit Articles & Blogs Employment

What Does the New Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill Mean for Workers' Rights?

Friday, 10 January 2020

Since the election in December, the government has re-introduced the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill with some changes to workers' rights.

What Does the New Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill Mean for Workers Rights?

Articles & Blogs Employment

National Minimum Wage Increase Coming Soon

Friday, 10 January 2020

Following the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission on the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW), new increases will come into effect in April 2020.

National Minimum Wage Increase Coming Soon

Articles & Blogs Employment

Ethical Veganism Protected Under Discrimination Law As a 'Philosophical Belief'

Friday, 10 January 2020

An Employment Tribunal (ET) has held that ethical veganism should be protected under discrimination law, a ruling that may have significant implications for employers.

Ethical Veganism Protected under Discrimination Law As a 'Philosophical Belief'

Articles & Blogs Employment

How to Plan for the New Off Payroll Working Rules

Monday, 09 December 2019

New off payroll working rules for personal service companies (PSCs) will come into force on 6 April 2020. What can you do to prepare?

How to Plan for the New Off Payroll Working Rules

Articles & Blogs Employment

Dismissal Based on Hidden Reason - Does It Matter?

Friday, 06 December 2019

Where an employee is dismissed, the person making the decision to dismiss is often relying on information provided by others.

Dismissal

Articles & Blogs Employment

Will Dismissing an Employee for Blogging About Work Violate Their Human Rights?

Friday, 06 December 2019

In some cases, yes. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has confirmed that an employer violated an employee's right to freedom of expression when dismissing him for publishing personal blog posts in relation to his work.

Can You Dismiss an Employee Because of a Blogpost?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Workers Obtain Whistleblowing Protection Based on Subjective Belief?

Friday, 06 December 2019

Complaints by a worker that they had been defamed may have whistleblowing protection if the worker subjectively believed them to be in the public interest regardless of their motive, confirms the Court of Appeal.

Can Workers Obtain Whistleblowing Protection Based on Subjective Belief?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Using the Employer Checking Service? Employers Beware!

Thursday, 05 December 2019

Employers cannot rely solely on the Home Office's Employer Checking Service (ECS) right to work check when making decisions about an employee's immigration status.

Using the Employer Checking Service? Employers Beware!

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can There Be a Continuing Act Where Some of the Alleged Acts Are Not Discriminatory?

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

When only one of a number of alleged acts is determined by the ET as discriminatory, it causes debate over whether it can be considered part of a continuing act of discrimination.

Can There Be a Continuing Act Where Some of the Alleged Acts Are Not Discriminatory?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Dentist Wins Claim For Interim Relief

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently upheld a judgement confirming that a dentist was 'likely to succeed' in an unfair dismissal claim based on whistleblowing.

Dentist Wins Claim For Interim Relief

Articles & Blogs Employment

How Much Annual Leave Can Employees Carry Over?

Friday, 29 November 2019

UK employers are not required to allow an employee to carry over all of their annual leave if they have been unable to take it due to sickness absence.

How Much Annual Leave Can Employees Carry Over?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can a Manager Meddling With a Disciplinary Investigation Render a Dismissal Unfair?

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

A manager's attempts to manipulate the outcome of a disciplinary investigation could put your organisation at risk of a successful unfair dismissal claim.

Can a Manager Meddling With a Disciplinary Investigation Render a Dismissal Unfair?