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Can you discipline staff members or even dismiss them for having a workplace relationship?

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On Monday it was confirmed that McDonald’s Chief Executive (Steve Easterbrook) had been dismissed for violating company policy because he had “demonstrated poor judgement involving a recent consensual relationship with an employee”. So, is...

Do you have the right to time off work when a family member or a pet dies?

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In recent news, Emma McNulty (18) was sacked from her job for taking a day off work when her beloved family dog sadly died. This has caused much discussion in the media about the right to time off work, particularly when suffering a bereavement. So do you...

ACAS Report demonstrates effectiveness of Early Concilliation process

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ACAS has recently published their annual report which confirms that the number of Early Conciliation cases has risen by 20% since last year, with just over a quarter of those cases going to the Employment Tribunal. This report clearly demonstrates that...

Covert Recordings

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Can you discipline an employee for making a covert recording? The simple answer is yes! In the recent case of Phoenix House Limited v Stockman heard by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, it was confirmed that it is best practice for both...

10 things you should know at an Employment Tribunal

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1. What are Employment Tribunals? Employment Tribunals are independent judicial bodies who resolve disputes between employers and employees over employment rights. They will hear claims such as unfair dismissal, breach of contract,...

Shared Parental Leave

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Does it amount to discrimination if an employer enhances maternity pay but does not enhance pay for those taking shared parental leave? No, held the Court of Appeal in the case of Capita v Ali and Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire...

Could this be the biggest reform employment law has seen in the last 20 years?

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New proposals issued by the Government to protect workers following Matthew Taylor’s Good Work Review. Could this be the biggest reform employment law has seen in the last 20 years yet? Proposals include workers’ rights (not just employees)...

Uber drivers get an early Christmas present

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Uber drivers get an early Christmas present and win Court of Appeal case! After an ongoing battle to obtain basic employment rights, Uber drivers have finally been declared “Workers” thereby entitling them to the minimum wage and holiday...