There are more claims than there were, but there has not been a deluge and we do not expect one. Tribunals are using the approach they adopted during the fees regime to more closely manage pre-hearing matters and whilst the system is creaking it is clear that steps are being taken to try and address the issues. We would continue to encourage businesses to manage employment issues early, before they result in any claim being lodged. Our employment team frequently advises on how best to manage complex employment issues including managing long term sickness, performance issues, disciplinary matters and grievances.
How does it feel in practice?
New bill aims to close legal loophole in the dissolution processMonday, July 26, 2021
A new bill has been put before Parliament proposing new powers to investigate directors of companies that have been dissolved, closing a legal loophole to deter against the misuse of the dissolution process.
Avoiding harassment and discrimination in the workplaceMonday, July 26, 2021
Employers could be under a duty to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace under new reforms proposed by the government.
Time to learn – Training for Schools 21/22Thursday, July 15, 2021
We offer a number of webinars, masterclasses and training courses designed to support schools in their day to day management.