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Best practice for employers

Employees and second jobs – what employers need to know

With the cost of living rising exponentially, more and more people are having to take on second jobs or extra hours to make ends meet.   Here we consider the contractual and employment law issues that employers need to be aware of when their employees have second jobs. 

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Breach of confidentiality in employment

As confidential information is extremely important to employers it is common for a confidentiality clause to be contained in the employment contract. The purpose of the clause is to prevent an employee from using, copying, or disclosing confidential information

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Employment Tribunal Claims: Is it worth making a Strike Out Application to the Employment Tribunal?

I usually advise client’s that there is little point in making a strike out application, which is an application to have all, or part of a claim removed from the Tribunal. The reason for this is that the Employment Tribunal are often reluctant to strike out claims without hearing all the evidence.

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Childcare and Sex Discrimination

In a recent case decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal the tricky issue of childcare and sex discrimination arose in a case against the retail chain Primark. It is an interesting reminder of the types of issues that can arise when trying to arrange working hours and arrangements among staff.

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Annual increases to National Minimum Wage and Statutory Payments for 22/23

Annual increases to National Minimum Wage and Statutory Payments for 22/23. The following increases to the National Minimum Wage and the rates of statutory payments have taken effect from 1 April 2022: National Minimum Wage (age 23 plus – the National Living Wage) to increase from £8.91 to £9.50..

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How to Conduct a Disciplinary Process

If a situation arises where you consider that you may need to commence a disciplinary process with an employee, then it is important that you follow a fair process. The main risk of not following a fair process is that if the employee is dismissed, they could pursue a claim for unfair dismissal..

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What is the test for determining victimisation?

This question has been answered recently by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Warburton v The Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police [2022] EAT 42 (14 March 2022).  Victimisation occurs where one person subjects another person to a detriment because either..

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P & O Ferries dismisses 800 staff without notice

As you may have heard on the news, P & O Ferries recently dismissed 800 of its employees without warning or notice.   The news was delivered to the affected employees via video call on 17 March 2022 and, just like that, 800 employees learned that they were out of a job.

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Employee Resources

Salary Sacrifice and Networking Event – Friday 18th March 2022

If you are based on the Isle of Wight there is an event, being hosted by Vehicle Consulting Solent which will focus on the significant …

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An employer has been ordered to pay compensation after making menopause comments

An employee recently succeeded in claiming that she had been harassed on the grounds of her sex and age following comments made by her manager about menopause.  She also won her claim of victimisation based on the treatment she received after she complained about the offending comments. 

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The requirement for health and social care workers to be vaccinated has been removed

The requirement for health and social care workers to be vaccinated has been removed. This means that those workers who are engaged by CQC regulated care homes are no longer required to have the vaccine to enable them to continue in their role.

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Why employers need to take action now for the ‘working poor’?

The working poor is a phrase used to describe those who are working but whose income is low and ultimately who struggle to pay for basic essentials like food and heating. In organisations and businesses employers who are able should be looking to increase wages in line with the Real Living Wage.

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