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ACAS Guidance on Suspending Employees | Employer Advice

ACAS Guidance on Suspending Employees | Employer Advice

We review the new ACAS guidance on suspending employees recently published in September 2022. While this advice has no legal status and does not state anything entirely new from a legal standpoint, it is likely to be referred to by employees and representatives when making tribunal claims. It still remains the case, that an employer […]

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High Staff Turnover & the Importance of Retaining Good Staff

High Staff Turnover & the Importance of Retaining Good Staff

It certainly has been a turbulent time for the Conservative Party over the last month. If there is anything we can take away from the comings and goings of key personnel within the party, it’s that the stability of staff has a key role to play in the success of any business. Whilst some staff […]

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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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Company Christmas Parties | Top 5 Tips

Company Christmas Parties | Top 5 Tips

The festive season is upon us and despite the advice to work from home if you can the UK government has stated that office parties can still go ahead. In this article, we review the 5 key HR challenges facing businesses and provide practical advice to help you have trouble-free company Christmas parties. Are you […]

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What’s Happening with Fire and Rehire? Your Essential HR Guide

What’s Happening with Fire and Rehire? Your Essential HR Guide

Fire and rehire has been a hot topic this year and the latest instalment was the publication on November 11th of ACAS guidance on achieving contractual changes without employees being dismissed and rehired. What is Fire and Rehire? Fire and rehire is the term used to describe the practice where businesses dismiss their employees and […]

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Harassment and Constructive Dismissal Claims | An Employers Guide

Harassment and Constructive Dismissal Claims | An Employers Guide

A recent case has departed from previous authority when addressing harassment and constructive dismissal claims. In the case of Driscoll v V&P Global Ltd (2021), Ms Driscoll (the Claimant) was employed as an executive assistant by the Respondents for 4 months before she resigned from her post. Her reasons for the resignation were that the […]

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