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Holiday Entitlement for Part Year Workers

Holiday Entitlement for Part Year Workers

The long awaited judgement was handed down recently in the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Harpur Trust v Brazel. This decision has important implications for those who work on permanent contracts, but only work for part of the year. Most notably this will affect those employed in term time only roles, but zero […]

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Calculating Holiday Entitlement | A Simple Guide for Employers

Calculating Holiday Entitlement | A Simple Guide for Employers

As we enter the busy holiday period it’s a good opportunity to recap and highlight employees’ holiday entitlements to ensure the employee doesn’t lose out, but also so that the employer doesn’t feel forced into doing more than they need to. Our simple guide provides practical information for businesses when calculating holiday entitlement for your […]

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Mental Health Issues at Work & Absence Management

Mental Health Issues at Work & Absence Management

Frequently employers find themselves in a position where an employee is suffering due to mental health issues at work. For some employees, their mental health may impact performance at work, it could lead to short term absences, while for others their mental health may cause them to be unfit for work on a long-term basis. […]

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Working Time Regulations & Second Jobs

Working Time Regulations & Second Jobs

Most employers are aware of the restrictions placed on working time by the Working Time Regulations – particularly the 48 hour weekly limit, the entitlement to an eleven hour break in every 24 hours and the entitlement to a 24 hour break in every seven day period. However, what can be overlooked is the impact […]

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Employee Resignation & Unfair Dismissal Claims

Employee Resignation & Unfair Dismissal Claims

Our latest HR article looks at the recent case of Fentem v Outform EMEA Ltd , regarding bringing forward the date of resignation by operation of a contractual clause. We review the details of the case and provide practical guidance surrounding employee resignation and unfair dismissal. Background to the Case The Claimant resigned from his […]

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Unfair Dismissal & Iceland’s £3K Twirl Bar

Unfair Dismissal & Iceland’s £3K Twirl Bar

An Employment Tribunal judgment published online on 22 February 2022 concerned an Iceland employee who was awarded £3,010 compensation for unfair dismissal after admitting to her employer that she had eaten a Twirl belonging to the company that she had not paid for. On the face of it company stock is company stock and theft […]

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Redundancy Process & Discrimination Claims

Redundancy Process & Discrimination Claims

We review two recent first level tribunal decisions which upheld employees’ claims of discrimination, brought following a redundancy process. Redundancy Process | Case 1 The first, Robson v Clarke’s Mechanical Ltd involved a plumbing and heating engineer who was informed in a meeting with no prior consultation or notice that his employment would be terminated […]

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Removal of Covid Restrictions

Removal of Covid Restrictions

On 21st February 2022 there were 38,400 new cases of Coronavirus in the UK, and a total of 309,200 cases over the previous 7 days. On 21st February 2022 there were also 30 deaths and a total of over 1000 deaths in the previous 7 days related to Covid-19. We review the removal of Covid […]

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