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Unfair Dismissal

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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Automatic Unfair Dismissal Claims | Key Guidance for Employers

Automatic Unfair Dismissal Claims | Key Guidance for Employers

A recent case sheds some light on actions an employer could take, where an employee claims health and safety risks and is refusing to work. The first important point to mention is that the employee could only claim automatic unfair dismissal if he did not have the required length of service to bring an ordinary […]

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Covid-19 Related Dismissals & Employment Tribunals

Covid-19 Related Dismissals & Employment Tribunals

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up many workplace conflict scenarios where the parameters of what it is permissible for an employer to do are blurred, due in no small part to there being no relevant case law providing guidance. However, Employment Tribunal cases arising from Covid-19 related dismissals last year are now coming through to […]

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SOSR Third Party Pressure | Essential Employers Guide

SOSR Third Party Pressure | Essential Employers Guide

Many companies operate by hiring employees that they send to their client’s sites instead of the traditional workplace of an office or on their own site. It’s important for companies to ensure they send the right calibre of workers to their clients to maintain that positive relationship and avoid their clients going elsewhere with their […]

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Whistleblowing And The Cost To Your Business

Whistleblowing And The Cost To Your Business

If you fail to spot and act upon whistleblowing (otherwise known as making a protected disclosure), the damage to your business can be immense. What can start off as a seemingly straightforward complaint can be used by the cynical employee (or worker, both are covered by the protecting legislation) or their legal advisor to fashion […]

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Automatically Unfair Dismissal | Wirehouse Employment Law Experts

Automatically Unfair Dismissal | Wirehouse Employment Law Experts

An employer should be aware that there are certain circumstances where a dismissal could be an automatically unfair dismissal, this is regardless of whether the employee has completed the normal qualifying period (2 years) for an ordinary unfair dismissal claim. Below is not an exhaustive list, but covers the most common circumstances where an employee […]

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