Employment and HR Articles

Constructive Dismissal and Affirmation of Contract

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 Disputes

As of 6 April 2009, the Employment Act 2008 repealed the Statutory Dispute Resolution Procedures in their entirety.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 Age

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 Employees

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 Employment

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...

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Employment and HR News

Changes to Employment Law – 2014February 15, 2017

Changes to employment law and practice are normally implemented in either April or October in order to make life easier for employers, who must ensure...

Extension of Flexible Working Rights – New Implementation DateFebruary 15, 2017

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced that the extension of the right to request flexible working arrangements to all employees who have...

Are You Prepared for the World Cup?February 15, 2017

The 2014 FIFA World Cup starts next Thursday, with England’s first match, against Italy, due to kick off at 11pm on Saturday, 14 June. Employers...

Dismissal When Final Written Warning ‘Manifestly Inappropriate’February 8, 2017

Workplace disciplinary processes often have a number of distinct phases, and legal errors in any one of them can be enough to infect the whole....

Whistleblowing Bus Driver Was Unfairly DismissedJanuary 24, 2017

A worker who 'blows the whistle' on wrongdoing in the workplace can claim unfair dismissal if he or she is dismissed for doing so. A...

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