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  • All
  • Best practice for employers
  • Bullying at Work
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  • Employment Tribunal Claims
  • Family Rights at Work
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  • Settlement Agreement
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Employment Contracts

What should I consider when taking on an employee who has Restrictive Covenants from their former employer?

I recently had an enquiry from an employer who was concerned about the potential repercussions on the Company, if their new employee breached the terms of the Restrictive Covenants contained in their employment contract for their former employer.

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Recruitment
Best practice for employers

What should you consider when employing someone with a long-term health condition?

What should you consider when employing someone with a long-term health condition? Employers will be aware that they cannot ask a potential employee if they have any medical conditions when conducting the recruitment process..

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Unfair Dismissal
Best practice for employers

Was it unfair to dismiss an employee for raising concerns about commuting to work during lockdown?

In the recent case of Accattatis v Fortuna Group (London) Ltd, an Employment Tribunal ruled that it was not unfair to dismiss an employee who raised concerns about commuting during lockdown..

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Best practice for employers

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.

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Best practice for employers

Menopause and work – what do employers need to do and why?

Menopause & work – what do employers need to do and why? The subject of menopause always used to be something of a taboo – rarely spoken about in society, still less in the workplace. This, thankfully, is now changing.

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Recruitment
Best practice for employers

Discrimination during the Recruitment Process

Discrimination during the Recruitment Process. As you will be aware, employees are able to pursue claims for discrimination, under the Equality Act 2010, if they consider they have been discriminated against due to a protected characteristic..

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Unfair Dismissal
Disciplinary Procedures & Dismissals

Employee unfairly dismissed for raising concerns about Covid safety in the workplace

Employee unfairly dismissed for raising concerns about Covid safety in the workplace. The Employment Tribunal in Gibson v Lothian Leisure has determined that an employee was unfairly dismissed for raising health and safety concerns regarding the employer’s Covid measures.

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Best practice for employers

An employer underpaid wages and holiday pay to their employee during furlough

In the case of Ulloa v Pridegreen Limited, the London Central Employment Tribunal had to decide if the employee, Ms Ulloa was underpaid wages and holiday pay whilst on furlough.

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Recruitment
Best practice for employers

Recruitment and retention: the number one problem for the hospitality industry

It was always anticipated that after Brexit there would be a shortage of people to work in many businesses in the UK, but with the pandemic, travel restrictions and increase in demand, the hospitality sector is really struggling with staffing.

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Is it fair to dismiss an employee who refuses to accept employment contract changes made in response to COVID?

An Employment Tribunal in the case of Khatun v Winn Solicitors Limited has recently decided that an employee was unfairly dismissed for refusing to agree to certain changes to her contract of employment which the employer said were required because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Things to consider if employees are going away during the current covid easing.

You can now meet some friends and family indoors, as well as enjoy a drink in your local. It also means that people are allowed to travel abroad, and whilst the government is urging caution, some will not be able to wait to soak up some much-needed sunshine.

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Best practice for employers

What should you do if a newly recruited employee discloses a medical condition?

It is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 for employers to ask job applicants questions about their health before offering them employment. The reasoning for this is to avoid disability discrimination (whether consciously or unconsciously) in the recruitment process.

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