Mr Lock’s success in arguing that his holiday pay should include his commission element has scared the wits out of employers. British Gas however has appealed and the case was…Read more
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It’s all over the press with headlines such as “Bosses free to spy on employee emails”, “Bosses can snoop” and references to “big brother”. This week, the European Court of…Read more
In the recent case of Ramphal v Department for Transport, the EAT looked at a HR department’s influence over the decision to summarily dismiss an employee for gross misconduct. Although…Read more
It’s bad enough that your business is having to make redundancies, which means you are probably in a tricky place commercially to say the least. But what if you overlook…Read more
Sometimes it’s no party after the Christmas party. Unfair dismissal claims: when is it ok to sack one employee but not another?
With it almost being Christmas party season, I thought I would cover something perhaps a bit topical. I was asked last week whether we get lots of calls from clients…Read more
We are often asked how far employers need to go before dismissing an employee who is off sick long-term. This is frankly a tricky one which is why we thought…Read more
The recent case of Underwood v Wincanton saw the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) give further consideration of how to interpret the words “in the public interest” for the purposes of…Read more
Under the banner of “we want to simplify the tax regime” the Government has issued a consultation paper on the tax treatment of termination payments. They believe that the current…Read more