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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...

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...

Dealing With Employee ReferencesJuly 30, 2018

Contrary to popular belief, except in certain sectors (e.g. education and financial services), employers are not legally obliged to provide those who leave their employment...

Workplace Whistleblowing ProtectionJune 14, 2018

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 – often referred to as the 'Whistleblowing' Act – gives workers legal protection when disclosing information relating to crimes,...

Supreme Court Rejects Pimlico Plumbers’ Appeal in Employment Status CaseJune 12, 2018

There have been a number of recent cases looking at the precise nature of the employment status of those working for employers who like their...

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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...