employment law

  1. Research carried out by the Fawcett Society, a charity that campaigns for gender equality and woman’s rights, has highlighted the challenges faced by women going through the menopause. The research was focused on the UK’s financial services industry. Menopause Research For many, the menopause occurs at just the point at which the opportunity to reach […]

  2. Rolled-up holiday pay is the practice of paying holiday pay in the normal pay to a worker throughout their employment and not paying any holiday pay while the worker is on actual holiday. Since the introduction of Working Time Regulations (WTR) in 1998, this practice, for the most part, has died out. And is now […]

  3. The Supreme Court has handed down its long-awaited judgment in the case of Uber v Aslam & others. The decision means that these drivers are entitled to worker status rights including paid annual leave and the UK minimum wage. We review the long-running case and what this means for employers putting contracts in place. Background […]

  4. Generally, an employer shouldn’t be concerned too much with an employees outside of work conduct as everyone is entitled to a private life. But if an employee is charged with or convicted of a criminal offence, is it then a matter for the employer to get involved in? Can the employer discipline or take action […]

  5. For a while now we have been caught up in what is a crisis of real magnitude, with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic having catastrophic consequences across all aspects of our lives. For businesses this has inevitably led to uncertainty and for many, loss. However, it is not all doom and gloom for some […]

  6. The importance of advising an employee of grounds for their dismissal cannot be overlooked when dealing with an employee disciplinary. In a recent case, Employment Appeal Tribunal held that an employee was unfairly dismissed because his employer has failed to advise him of the grounds on which he was subsequently dismissed. Employee Disciplinary | Background […]

  7. According to a recent report from the Night Time Industries Association the UK’s night-time economy is Britain’s fifth biggest industry, accounting for a minimum 8% of the total UK workforce. In some night working cases such as hospital work, armed forces and care work, these shifts are essential in the running of the organisation. It’s […]

  8. Every business is different but one thing that they all have in common is a need to be up to date with the latest Health and Safety legislation. If you own a restaurant, café or food related business then it is up to you to make sure that you demonstrate good standards of food hygiene […]