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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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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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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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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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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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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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Podcast Episodes

Job Support Scheme: What do you need to know?

In this episode of the podcast I cover a run down on what we know about the Job Support Scheme currently. The new scheme aimed at supporting ‘viable’ jobs is available for qualifying employers from the 1st November 2020. What do you need to know about the scheme so far?

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What do I pay an employee who is self-isolating? Coronavirus employment news

In light of the increasing number of covid-19 cases in the UK, and increasing number of people with symptoms who are self-isolating whilst waiting for a text result, or are doing so on advice from the NHS, many employers are once again asking “what do I pay an employee who is self-isolating?”.

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FAQ’s about furlough & redundancy

Employers have lots of questions about furlough and redundancy and in this episode we answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

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Redundancy Process: Alternative Vacancies

This is the fifth episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure …

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Redundancy Process: Pools & Selection Criteria

This is the fourth episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure …

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Furlough / Job Retention Scheme Update: Phase 2

In this episode of the podcast I cover the recent update to the job retention / furlough scheme following the announcement from the Chancellor on …

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