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As of 6 April 2009, the Employment Act 2008 repealed the Statutory Dispute Resolution Procedures in their entirety.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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Diabetic Salesman Put Under Too Much Pressure to Meet TargetsDecember 30, 2016

A diabetic telephone salesman who was put under intense pressure to meet targets – and was eventually sacked for failing to do so – has...

Shared Parental Pay – Father Wins Sex Discrimination ClaimDecember 14, 2016

The introduction of the Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 has given eligible parents more flexibility as to how leave can be taken after the birth...

The Office Christmas PartyDecember 9, 2016

Having a Christmas party can be a brilliant way to thank your staff for all their hard work during the year, and to give the...

Disability – Protection of Pay Can Be a Reasonable AdjustmentDecember 1, 2016

In G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Limited v Powell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employer's duty to make reasonable adjustments where a provision,...

TUPE – No Service Provision Change to Commercial Bus CompanyNovember 21, 2016

In a recent case (CT Plus (Yorkshire) CIC v Black and Others), the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) provided important guidance on the operation of the...

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