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Whistleblowing – Information or Allegation?October 30, 2018

In Cavendish Munro Professional Risks Management Limited v Geduld, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) established the principle that, for the purposes of the whistleblowing provisions...

Zero Hours Contracts – Legal Protections Are Not All One Way!October 15, 2018

The debate about zero hours contracts has very much focused on the perceived lack of protection they provide to workers. However, as a case concerning...

Unfair Dismissal – What is the Legal Effect of a Successful Internal Appeal?October 4, 2018

If an employee is dismissed but that decision is subsequently overturned following an internal appeal, does the latter decision wipe out the effect of the...

Risk Assessments for Breastfeeding MothersSeptember 17, 2018

EU Directive 92/85/EEC is aimed at protecting the health and safety of women in the workplace who are pregnant, have recently given birth or are...

The ‘Final Straw’ and Constructive DismissalAugust 9, 2018

It is an implied term of any contract of employment that an employer should not act in a way that is likely to destroy or...

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Acas Guidance on Employment References

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has guidance for job applicants and employers of the legal requirements appertaining to employment references. Where a reference is...

Acas Issues Guidance on Employment References

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has issued guidance informing job applicants and employers of the legal requirements appertaining to employment references. Where a reference...

Advice on Workplace Dress Codes

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has guidance for employers who wish to impose dress standards in the workplace. This emphasises that employers should...

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...

Age Discrimination and Retirement

Since the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA) in 2011, it is not permissible for an employer to dismiss an older worker on the...