Solicitors in Essex

Is your HR policy run ‘by the book’?

Is your HR policy run ‘by the book’?

Is your HR policy run ‘by the book’?

Everyone knows that having company policies in the workplace is a healthy thing all round. Having in place a staff manual or handbook means both employers and employees know exactly what is expected on both sides of the employment relationship.

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How to correctly use SOSR and avoid claims for unfair dismissal

How to correctly use SOSR and avoid claims for unfair dismissal

Dealing with the dismissal of an employee is something that most businesses inevitably have to face from time to time. The Employment Rights Act 1996 offers four reasons for dismissal, including conduct, redundancy, capability and a statutory ban – where continuing employment would be deemed unlawful.

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Court of Appeal to hear long running TUPE dispute over sick leave rights

Court of Appeal to hear long running TUPE dispute over sick leave rights

The Court of Appeal has granted permission for a long running employment law dispute to be heard, which will rule on sick leave rights under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE).

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Beware new additional employment tribunal penalties

Beware new additional employment tribunal penalties

New rules which came into force on 6th April 2016, under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, mean that if you do not pay a tribunal or ACAS settlement award set against your company, you could face additional financial penalties.

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Long term illness and your employee rights explained

Long term illness and your employee rights explained

If you have been diagnosed with an illness, such as cancer, what are your employment rights? Many people do not realise that, in certain circumstances, a long term illness is treated in the same way as a disability and, as such, you are protected from workplace discrimination.

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