Employment and HR Articles

The Equality Act 2010 – A Guide for EmployersNovember 30, 2014

The Equality Act 2010 replaced nine major pieces of discrimination legislation and other ancillary measures introduced over the last forty years. The core provisions of...

Constructive Dismissal and Affirmation of ContractNovember 29, 2014

Constructive dismissal occurs when an employee is forced to leave their job against their will because of a fundamental breach of contract by their employer....

Resolving Workplace DisputesJuly 29, 2014

As of 6 April 2009, the Employment Act 2008 repealed the Statutory Dispute Resolution Procedures in their entirety. In their place is a voluntary Advisory...

Age Discrimination – Life After the Abolition of the Default Retirement AgeJuly 29, 2014

Since the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA), it is no longer permissible for an employer to dismiss an older worker on the ground...

Informing and Consulting EmployeesJuly 29, 2014

The EU Information and Consultation Directive 2002 established minimum requirements for companies with more than 50 employees for consulting and informing them on a wide...

Varying Employees’ Contracts of EmploymentApril 22, 2014

If an employer is seeking to make changes to employees' contracts of employment, it is important to remember that where this will necessitate adverse changes...

Written Statement of Employment ParticularsDecember 4, 2013

A contract of employment may be verbal but all employees, whether part-time or full-time, are entitled by law to be given a written statement setting...

A Guide to Garden LeaveAugust 18, 2013

‘Garden leave’ is the term used to describe the situation in which an employee who has resigned or been dismissed is required to serve out...

In Brief: Assessment of Repetitive Tasks ToolJune 11, 2008

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common occupational illness in Britain. They include problems such as low back pain, joint injuries and repetitive strain injuries...

In Brief: Advice on Occupational AsthmaMay 30, 2008

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has a website dedicated to advice on how to reduce occupational asthma. This is aimed at employers and is...

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