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General Employment Law and Practice Matters

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Having to Consider Redundancies?

Posted on 12 August 2020

  Here we set out the key areas an employer needs to consider and work through to handle any potential redundancies.   Considerations before Redunda... Continue reading >

Staff Sickness on a Bank Holiday?

Posted on 18 May 2020

How sickness falling on a bank holiday is dealt with depends on whether bank holidays are included within statutory holiday entitlement or are in addi... Continue reading >

Furlough Information

Posted on 28 March 2020

We are in a strange and desperate place just now and due to numerous requests for documentation in relation to the furlough of staff we have temporari... 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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14
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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14
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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14
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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