Real Employment Law Advice

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Listen to our employment & HR law podcast below, we’ve separated the podcasts by categories for your convenience.

  • All
  • Adoption Leave & Pay
  • Breach of Contract
  • Capability and performance issues
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Coronavirus
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Disciplinary Issues
  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • Early Conciliation
  • Employment Appeal Tribunal
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Status
  • Employment Tribunal
  • Flexible working
  • Furlough and Job Retention Scheme
  • GDPR
  • Gender Equality
  • General update
  • Gig Economy
  • Grievances
  • High Court Cases
  • Holiday
  • Hours of Employment
  • HR & Managerial Good Practice
  • International Women's Day
  • Interviews
  • Mental Health at Work
  • National Living Wage
  • National Minimum Wage
  • Parental & Family Rights
  • Pregnancy & Maternity
  • Reasonable Adjustments
  • Recruitment
  • Redundancy
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Self-Employed
  • Settlement Discussions & Settlement Agreements
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sickness Absence
  • Social Media at Work
  • Suspension
  • Taking on your first employee
  • Time Limits and Jurisdiction
  • Time off for public duties
  • TUPE
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Unfair Dismissal Compensation
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Wages
  • Whistleblowing
  • Working Time
  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Zero Hour Contracts
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  • All
  • Adoption Leave & Pay
  • Breach of Contract
  • Capability and performance issues
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Coronavirus
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Disciplinary Issues
  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • Early Conciliation
  • Employment Appeal Tribunal
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Status
  • Employment Tribunal
  • Flexible working
  • Furlough and Job Retention Scheme
  • GDPR
  • Gender Equality
  • General update
  • Gig Economy
  • Grievances
  • High Court Cases
  • Holiday
  • Hours of Employment
  • HR & Managerial Good Practice
  • International Women's Day
  • Interviews
  • Mental Health at Work
  • National Living Wage
  • National Minimum Wage
  • Parental & Family Rights
  • Pregnancy & Maternity
  • Reasonable Adjustments
  • Recruitment
  • Redundancy
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Self-Employed
  • Settlement Discussions & Settlement Agreements
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sickness Absence
  • Social Media at Work
  • Suspension
  • Taking on your first employee
  • Time Limits and Jurisdiction
  • Time off for public duties
  • TUPE
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Unfair Dismissal Compensation
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Wages
  • Whistleblowing
  • Working Time
  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Zero Hour Contracts
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Capability and performance issues

How to deal with capability dismissal and/or performance issues with staff: Part 4

This is the last episode in the mini series on managing capability and performance issues. In this episode I am bringing you some case examples decided by the Employment Tribunal where there was a capability dismissal.

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Capability and performance issues

How to deal with capability and/or performance issues with staff: Part 3

In my experience employers and managers find it very difficult to know how best to approach capability and performance issues. It is not the same as a conduct issue which can be fairly straightforward to follow a disciplinary process. Capability procedures are more involved and can have a variety of issues that arise as a result.

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Capability and performance issues

How to deal with capability and/or performance issues with staff: Part 2

In this episode 171 of the podcast I cover the formal capability / performance management process and what an employer needs to do if they have an employee who is failing to meet required performance levels.

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Capability and performance issues

How to deal with capability and/or performance issues with staff: Part 1

In this episode 170 of the podcast I start a new series on dealing with capability and performance issues with staff. With what I am calling, the ‘covid effect’, there may be more issues arising with employees attitudes and performance at work, particularly as staff return from long term furlough.

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Coronavirus

Employees who are reluctant to return to work & shielding employees

I am covering the tricky question of what you can do if an employee refuses to return to the workplace because of covid concerns. Also with the guidance about shielding changing what you need to consider when asking a formerly shielding employee to return to work.

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Breach of Contract

Changing Employment Contracts

What do you need to consider when making changes to terms of employment? If an employee refuses to agree to the change, what are the options for the employer? Can they force the change? Does an employee have to accept a change to their terms?

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Disability Discrimination

Adult ADHD: What do employers need to know?

Adult ADHD is a condition that is becoming more widely recognised & an employee with ADHD could fall under the Equality Act definition of a disabled person . As a result employers may have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for employees who may be struggling with work as a result.

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Conciliation
Settlement Discussions & Settlement Agreements

Without Prejudice Discussions: When are they really ‘off the record’

When you can rely on Section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and/or the without prejudice rules to prevent settlement discussions being used against you as evidence.

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HR & Managerial Good Practice

Domestic Violence and Abuse: what do employers need to know

I am joined by Ed Grey from BlueTouchPaper consulting to talk about the very timely and interesting subject of Domestic Violence & Abuse and the interrelationship with work.

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Coronavirus

What are the options for an employee who cannot work due to school closures and childcare?

In this episode 164 of the Podcast we address a question which has arisen frequently since the announcement by Boris Johnson on the 4th January 2021 that schools would close the next day.

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General update

Employment Law & HR in 2020: Reflections on the key developments

In this episode 163 of the Podcast I reflect on all that has gone on in the last year and cover the notable changes and developments in employment law and HR. Believe it or not there has been more going on that just furlough!

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Employment Contracts

Do employers really have discretion not to pay a bonus payment?

Bonus schemes and decisions about their payment are particularly important at the end of the year when typically employers are making decisions about whether to pay them and how much. But what happens if an employer decides to use discretion and not pay a bonus this year?

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