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.
Cab hire service, Uber, is facing an employment tribunal hearing after claims from two of its drivers that the firm’s failure to offer holiday and sick pay is unlawful.
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.
Discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace continues to increase, according to a warning issued by a national charity.
The hospitality industry is under government scrutiny, with a raft of new proposals currently under consideration, including plans to ban restaurant owners from taking a cut from ‘discretionary service charges.’
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).
A dizzying number of employment law changes were introduced in April 2016 – all of which have varied implications for employers and employees across the country.
An employment tribunal has ruled that a nurse was the victim of discrimination arising from disability, after her prospective employer withdrew a job offer after seeing a record of previous absence.
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.
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.