October, 2017

Making staff redundant – get it right or risk facing costly Employment Tribunal claims

Oct 31, 2017 Recent headlines which saw Sainsburys announce they would be cutting 2,000 jobs, BAE Systems almost the same and Vauxhall 400, has highlighted the importance of businesses having the correct HR and

Employment Tribunal Refund Scheme Launched

Oct 23, 2017 Following the decision made by the Supreme Court in July, ruling Employment Tribunal fees as unlawful, the Government have announced details on how employees who paid tribunal fees can go about reques

Government publishes Parental Leave Bill

Oct 18, 2017 On the 13th October, the UK Government published a bill offering parents 2 weeks paid leave should they suffer the loss of a child. The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill was int

Extreme weather conditions: What does this mean for employers?

Oct 16, 2017 The effects of Hurricane Ophelia are likely to cause a headache for employers UK wide, with damaged buildings and closed networks wide ranging. Businesses may find that they need to temporarily close;

Scary Legal Issues that Halloween brings for employers

Oct 13, 2017 Halloween is a celebration observed by a number of countries worldwide on the 31st October and with it comes allegations of workplace misconduct. Inappropriate behaviour can arise at an

World Mental Health Day 2017 – Mental health in the workplace

Oct 10, 2017 What is mental health? ACAS define mental health as: “The mental and emotional state in which we feel able to cope with normal stresses of everyday life.” When an individual

European Human Rights Court limits employers’ right to monitor employee emails

Oct 06, 2017 Last month, Europe’s Human Rights Court established that employers can monitor employees’ emails but only if they notify the employee in advance. This represents the rapid evolving area of legisla

Pregnant women, new mothers and redundancy – don’t get caught out!

Oct 02, 2017 If an employer finds that they need to restructure their organisation and make redundancies, then it is extremely important that they are careful about the way they treat pregnant employees or employe