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Sickness Absence and Annual Leave

As frequent as British rowing medals at Eton Dorney, so cases seem to come out regarding sickness absence and annual leave. The most recent …

Adjournments – Tribunals and Criminal Proceedings

Once in a while, much like British hockey players winning an Olympic medal, we are asked how to manage internal disciplinary matters with external …

Self Employed or Not?

Was a minicab driver an employee where, under his contract, he could work as and when he liked? The answer to this question is …

Managing Redundancy for Pregnant Women

ACAS, in association with the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has published a Good Practice Guide on Managing Redundancy for Pregnant Employees or those on maternity …

Religion and Belief

Many of you will remember the cases over the last few years concerning:

two employees who alleged that they were prevented from visibly wearing a …

Sickness and Annual Leave

There is an increasingly long line of cases addressing the issue of sickness and holiday absence.  The most recent case questions whether a worker …

Misconduct and Pay in Lieu of Notice

Occasionally we are asked how to manage the immediate exit of an employee working out their notice.  Often this question is posed when action …

Subjective Selection Criteria

In the 2012 case of Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd v Monte-D’Cruz, the EAT considered whether the interview selection criteria applied when recruiting to potential alternative …

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

Following the Queen’s Speech in May, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill has now been published. We have listed below the highlights:
ACAS conciliation
The Bill …

Bonuses – Be Careful What You Say!

Those that run bonus schemes will be familiar with the need to carefully draft the scheme, particularly where employer discretion is to be a …