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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 of retirement unless ...

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 their notice ...

A General Guide to Recruiting Staff

Getting the recruitment process right is vital to ensure that you not only select the most suitable candidate for the vacancy but also do so without falling foul ...

A Brief Guide to TUPE

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) apply to any size of business and protect the employment rights of employees when ...

Collective Redundancy Consultation - An Employer's Duties

Under Section 188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA), employers have a duty to consult with appropriate representatives of ...

A Guide to the Agency Workers Regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) came into force on 1 October 2011. They apply to those workers who are supplied by a temporary work agency to work ...

A Guide to Shared Parental Leave

Regulations that came into force on 1 December 2014 made changes to the way in which eligible parents can take leave after the birth or adoption of a ...

E-cigarettes in the Workplace

Legislation under the Health Act 2006 that prohibits smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces, on public transport and in vehicles used for work does not ...

A Guide to the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 came into force on 6 April 2017, introducing mandatory gender pay gap reporting on an annual ...

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 ...

Employment Rights - Ministers of Religion

In President of the Methodist Conference v Preston, the Supreme Court ruled that a Methodist minister was not an employee of the Church and so could not pursue her ...

A Guide to Selecting Employees for Redundancy

When an employer faces having to dismiss employees by reason of redundancy, there are certain procedures that should be followed in order to comply with the ...

Constructive Dismissal and Affirmation of Contract

Constructive dismissal occurs when an employee is forced to leave their job against their will because of a fundamental breach of contract by their employer. In ...

Graduate Recruitment

Most businesses would like to benefit from an influx of talent, enthusiasm and fresh ideas. The challenge is to achieve it at an acceptable cost. One ...

A Guide to Equal Pay Audits

Under the Equality Act 2010, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate between men and women in terms of their pay and conditions where they are in the same ...

Failing to Prevent Bribery - Are You at Risk?

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. It created a new offence which can be committed by a commercial organisation if it fails to prevent persons ...

Employees' Right to Request Flexible Working Arrangements

Since 30 June 2014, all employees have had the right to ask their employer for a change to their contractual terms and conditions of employment so that they can ...

Employee Rest Breaks

Employers Must Be Proactive to Ensure Workers Get Proper Breaks Except in certain circumstances, an adult worker whose daily working time is more than six ...

Early Conciliation - How Does it Work?

For Employment Tribunal (ET) claims lodged on or after 6 May 2014, it is a legal requirement, unless an exemption applies, for the claimant to first notify the ...

Driving on Company Business

Research by the Health and Safety Executive shows that 20 people are killed and 250 are seriously injured each week in traffic accidents involving someone driving ...

Dealing with Employee Absence

Employee absences can be both costly and disruptive for businesses. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's 2016 annual survey ...

Homeworking and an Employer's Duties

Since 30 June 2014, all employees who have worked for their employer continuously for 26 weeks have the right to ask their employer if they can work flexibly. For ...

Drug Policy - Recognising the Signs and What to Do

Substance abuse amongst staff can affect all areas of employment, whether it be a decrease in productivity, increased absenteeism or the increased likelihood of ...

A Guide to Unfair Dismissal

Only employees have the right not to be unfairly dismissed. The right does not extend, for example, to people who are self-employed, independent contractors, ...

A Guide to Preventing Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Under the Equality Act 2010, which repeals all previous discrimination law and brings together the relevant legislation in one place, it is unlawful to ...

News

When Does Notice of Termination Take Effect?

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

'Good Work' - The Taylor Review

Thu, 13 Jul 2017

Whistleblowing and the Meaning of 'In the Public Interest'

Thu, 13 Jul 2017

Supreme Court Rules on the Pension Rights of Gay Partners

Wed, 12 Jul 2017

Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Indirect Discrimination

Wed, 05 Jul 2017

Early Conciliation and Second Certificates

Tue, 20 Jun 2017

Mother Suffered Discrimination After Part-Time Return From Maternity Leave

Wed, 07 Jun 2017

Organised Grouping of NHS Carers Embroiled in TUPE Dispute

Mon, 29 May 2017

Workplace Bans on Religious Symbols and Dress

Thu, 18 May 2017

Unfair Dismissal - 'Lifetime Loss' Cases

Sun, 07 May 2017