Employment and HR Articles

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...

Written Statement of Employment Particulars

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 Leave

‘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...

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Employment and HR News

Employers Must Be Proactive to Ensure Workers Get Proper BreaksJanuary 16, 2017

Except in certain circumstances, an adult worker whose daily working time is more than six hours is entitled to a 20-minute uninterrupted rest break as...

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,...

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