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General Employment Law and Practice Matters

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Good Employee Induction

Posted on 05 April 2022

If you are recruiting there is a great opportunity to welcome and engage new staff members when they join the organisation.  A good induction will al... Continue reading >

2022 Employment Changes

Posted on 14 December 2021

What to look out for in 2022:   The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage From 6th April 2022, the new hourly rates recommended by the Low... Continue reading >

What is Custom and Practice in Employment?

Posted on 04 November 2021

Custom and practice relates to long standing working arrangements and practices that have become the norm.  These customs and practices may therefore... Continue reading >

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Nov, 2018

What are Reasonable Adjustments?        

Posted by Helen in General Employment Law and Practice Matters

In the workplace an employer has to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for disabled employees at all stages of the employment relationship i.e. from recruitment to termination of employment.   What is classified as a disability? Under the Equality Act 2010 a person is disabled if they have a physical or ...



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Aug, 2018

What is Constructive Dismissal?        

Posted by Helen in General Employment Law and Practice Matters

Constructive dismissal is defined in the Employment Rights Act 1996.  It occurs where an employee resigns as he/she feels that they have no alternative but to leave due to the actions of the employer. The employer’s actions must amount to a serious breach of the employment contract, which has undermin...



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Aug, 2018

What is Garden Leave?        

Posted by Helen in General Employment Law and Practice Matters

Garden leave arises where an employer requires an employee not to attend work, which is normally during a notice period.   Why implement garden leave? Organisations may choose to implement garden leave at its discretion to ensure that an employee who is leaving for many reasons:  To ensuring that an em...



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Aug, 2018

What is Unfair Dismissal?        

Posted by Helen in General Employment Law and Practice Matters

Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, employees have the right not to be unfairly dismissed from their employment.   For a dismissal to be determined as ‘fair’, the employer must show that it was due to one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissal:  a reason related to an employee's conduct a ...



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