Top 5 Employment Law Questions of August 2018

Sep 17, 2018 1. When is it permissible for an employer to terminate the contract of employment of an employee on the grounds of ill health? Dismissing an employee on the grounds of ill health i

Discrimination because of religion or belief

Sep 05, 2018 All employers should already be aware that treating an employee differently because they are Muslim, Jewish, Christian, black, white etc can result in legal action. But, can you be accused of discrimi

Employee Onboarding – 5 Best Practices to Improve Retention

Aug 30, 2018 What is an onboarding process? Onboarding is the procedure an employer should use to help a new employee acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful member of th

Time off for dependants: advice for employers

Aug 03, 2018 From the first day of employment all employees have the right to time off to care for a dependant. Under s57a and s57b of the Employment Rights Act, all employees are entitled to a “reasonable” am

Employment Law Quiz

Jul 31, 2018 Employment legislation covers all areas of day-day business activities. This includes what employers can and cannot do in regard to employment contracts, recruitment, wages, dismissals, employee right

Can menopausal symptoms amount to a disability?

Jun 28, 2018 Under the Equality Act 2010, a person is viewed as disabled if they suffer from a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial ‘long term’ negative effect on their ability to carry out day

Top tips to help employers stay on the ball throughout the World Cup

Jun 19, 2018 World Cup fever is well and truly underway, this blog focuses on how to manage your football fanatic employees and embrace the competition in the workplace. From football crazy fans, to those that

Employment Status: Supreme Court dismisses Pimlico Plumbers’ appeal

Jun 14, 2018 Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down its eagerly sought verdict on the employment status of plumber, Gary Smith. In the unanimous vote, the Supreme Court dismissed Pimlico Plumbers’ appeal an

Does ‘misconduct’ need to be ‘gross’ to make a dismissal (without prior warnings) fair?

Jun 06, 2018 Does dismissal need to be ‘gross’ to make a dismissal fair? No, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Quintiles Commercial v Barongo. In this case, the Claimant wor

Government Equalities Office has published new guidance on dress codes & sex discrimination

May 25, 2018 Setting a workplace dress code – your responsibilities as an employer Dress codes are seen as a legitimate part of an employer’s terms and conditions. There are many different