Real Employment Law Advice

Category: General HR Advice

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Possible changes to Employment Law in 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that some of the changes previously discussed have not yet been implemented, however, as we start to move out of the pandemic (which will hopefully be soon), these proposed changes may be revisited and come into force.

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Employment contracts – Out with the old and in with the new

In April 2020 changes were introduced to Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 meaning that employees (including workers) must be given a written statement as to the terms and conditions of their employment. This can be done in the form of a contract. 

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Flexible working request appeal time limits

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in Walsh v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd  recently held that the Tribunal had made an error in its finding that an employee had agreed to extend the decision period when he agreed to attend an appeal after the expiry of the decision period.

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Can I claim for Wrongful Dismissal?

Employees who consider they have been paid incorrectly in respect of their notice pay, can pursue a claim for wrongful dismissal in the Employment Tribunal. Please note, the claim must be lodged with Acas within 3 months less one day of you receiving the incorrect pay.

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Was an employee unfairly dismissed when his employer failed to inform him of the specific allegation that led to his dismissal?

Was an employee unfairly dismissed when his employer failed to inform him of the specific allegation that led to his dismissal?
This was the question that the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered in the case of London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham v Keable where the employer appealed against a Tribunal’s decision that it had unfairly dismissed an employee for making controversial remarks that were published on social media

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Covid news what do employers need to know?

Just when we were starting to believe that Covid was a thing of the past another new variant emerges hitting the headlines and causing concern for all just as we enter the festive period. The Scottish government has indicated that employers should consider long term hybrid working models ..

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Can my Employer monitor me at work?

Many employees understand that their employer will be able to monitor them at work in order to establish whether the employee is right for the role and is complying with the employer’s policies and procedures and to provide any training to the employee to help them in their role.

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Preliminary Hearing in the Employment Tribunal

A preliminary hearing is an interim hearing that takes place before the final hearing of a claim in the Employment Tribunal. It usually occurs early in the proceedings and may be called by the tribunal of its own motion or on the application of one of the parties.