Real Employment Law Advice

Category: General HR Advice

Best practice for employers

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.

Employment Tribunal Claims

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.

General HR Advice

Can an employee return to work before the end of a fit note?

As an employer you will have occasions when you will receive a fit note from an employee’s GP setting out that they are not fit for work for a period of time. But what happens if an employee wants to voluntarily return to work before the end of their fit note?

Employer Resources

What are the positives and negatives of Hybrid Working?

As a result of the pandemic, many businesses have chosen to adopt a hybrid working model, allowing their staff to split their time between the workplace and home. A new report published this month reveals the positives and negatives of hybrid working..

Employer Resources

“Bring your pet to work” day – would you have one in your business?

“Bring your pet to work” day – would you have one in your business? At first sight this may seem like a completely bonkers idea but what better way, you may say, to bring a bit of joy and laughter into the workplace than opening your doors once a year to all creatures great and small?

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I work in a care home and I do not want to be vaccinated. What are my options?

The government has recently announced that covid vaccinations will become compulsory for those working in care homes from 11 November 2021. This includes those who are employed by the care home and contractors who attend care homes to carry out work, such as builders, plumbers, electricians.

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Unfair dismissal for drinking in a social club whilst on sick leave

The crux of the matter was that the employee was dismissed for gross misconduct because the Employer became aware that he was visiting his local social club whilst off sick. The Employment Tribunal held that the decision to dismiss him was unfair for the reasons set out below.