HR support for SMEs

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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. […]

  3. Staying on top of changes to Employment Law has never been more important. Our HR legislation update 2022 has a roundup of the key changes affecting UK businesses this spring, with practical advice and guidance from our expert Employment Law team. HR Legislation Update 2022 | Statutory Payments With recent legislation updates in April, below […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. We review the recent case of a worker who lost her discrimination claim after stopping going to work over Covid concerns. She had claimed that her fear of contracting the virus was a ‘protected belief’ under the Equality Act after an employer withheld the worker’s wages. Background to Recent Covid Discrimination Claim The claimant concerned, […]