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  1. Following consultation in 2018 on the misuse of confidentiality clauses in relation to workplace harassment or discrimination, the Government has now announced its proposals for reform. This response is coupled with the launch of further consultation on how to tackle the wider issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Workplace Harassment It is accepted that […]

  2. Have you ever worried about what happens if one of your employees says or does something that could be considered discriminatory? Are you still liable to discrimination claims even though it’s no fault of yours that this person has said or acted in the way that they did? The bad news is that you can […]

  3. It is a common misconception that when an employee goes off sick during their notice period they will only receive Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for the entire duration of the notice period. Here we will look at different staff absence scenarios where this is not the case. Statutory Minimum Notice Periods Before we discuss the […]

  4. A common question that we find when providing advice on disciplinary procedures, is why organisations have to undertake so many processes to achieve the end result? The simple answer is that there is a legal obligation and expectation on businesses to ensure that they are following a fair procedure, and for the most part that […]

  5. In the recent case of Lancaster & Duke Ltd v Wileman, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the interaction of statutory minimum notice periods and the extension of the effective date of termination. More specifically, the case considered whether an employee, who was dismissed for gross misconduct, could extend her length of service by the statutory […]

  6. When an ‘economic entity’ is sold on, it is probable that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employees) Regulations (TUPE) 2006 will apply. When TUPE applies the duty to inform and consult will be triggered, ignore this TUPE consultation process at your peril. In a recent case, an employer through no fault of its own, […]

  7. The legislation that governs Employment Law on breaks can be confusing. Not everyone has a complete understanding of the rights afforded to workers and the responsibilities assumed by employers. In fact, both employees and employers often struggle to answer relatively simple questions on the subject. Should your employees receive an hour-long lunch break by law? […]

  8. Keeping up with changes in HR legislation can be a minefield, its worth double checking that you have the right employee policies and procedures in place. Wirehouse HR and Employment Law Consultant Jenefer Livings reviews the 5 key April Employment Law changes all businesses should be aware of. 1. Increases in Wage Rates The rates […]