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Category: Grievances & the Grievance Procedure

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What to do with an Employee Grievance

This is a summary of what you need to do if you receive a grievance from an employee. The key thing is grievances should be dealt with as quickly as possible.

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What is ACAS Early Conciliation?

The ACAS early conciliation process is a free service you can use to try and resolve an employment dispute. You can start the process online …

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The Benefits of Having a Staff Handbook

Although it is not a legal requirement to have a Staff Handbook many employers do have a Handbook of some sort or other in order to provide guidance to staff..

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Protection of philosophical beliefs at work

Tribunal finds University Professor was discriminated against because of gender critical philosophical beliefs. An Employment Tribunal recently found that…

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New Sexual Harassment Laws

New Sexual Harassment Laws. The new law, contained in the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023, will come into force in October 2024. 

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Employee Grievances

A growing number if grievance are being raised by employees at work due to work related disputes including bullying allegations and pay disputes.

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How to promote Equality in your business

When times are hard or we are busy it can be easy to let the fundamentals of fairness and equality slip and to think that we do not have the time or resources to dedicate to it. I would however argue that when times are hard, like a recession, it is even more important to uphold those values…

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Without prejudice letters: Are they really ‘off the record’?

Are “without prejudice” letters admissible as evidence if they contain grossly exaggerated allegations of misconduct? This was the question that was considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd v Sommer  in relation to a letter proposing settlement..