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
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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
Employers breathed a bit of a sigh of relief when the whistleblowing legislation was tightened up in 2013 so that there had to be a “public interest” element to a…Read more
The new ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures came into force on 11 March 2015. The changes are only minor and address the matter of who can…Read more