The financial pressures on the care sector are never out of the news for long. However, employers providing round-the-clock supervision or care to the elderly and infirm, vulnerable adults and young people are breathing a sigh of relief following a recent judgment on entitlement to the national minimum wage. Zoe Lagadec explains that most workers[…]
New Case Concerning the Definition of Provision, Criterion or Practice in Disability Discrimination Cases: Carreras v United First Partners Research
Appeal against the dismissal of the Claimant’s claims of disability discrimination by reason of a failure to make reasonable adjustments and of constructive unfair dismissal. Respondent’s cross-appeal to the extent the ET had failed to address the question whether the Claimant had waived any breach of contract, relevant to the constructive dismissal claim. Appeal allowed,[…]
The world of business is becoming ever more proactive in dealing with workforce issues of all kinds. Workplace mediation can help. Some issues which arise in the workplace are not easily dealt with using the traditional routes of disciplinary and grievance processes. Whether you want to resolve a difficult working relationship, or proactively address a[…]
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Shared parental leave is a new and creative way for parents to share statutory family leave and pay on the birth of a child. It has replaced the additional paternity leave regime which enabled an eligible employee to care for their child after the mother had returned to work for a period of between two[…]
Equality law recognises that bringing about equality for disabled people may mean changing the way in which employment is structured, the removal of physical barriers and/or providing extra support for a disabled worker. This is known as the duty to make reasonable adjustments. The duty aims to make sure that, as far as is reasonable,[…]
Recent changes to the law mean that you now have to pay a fee to make a claim to an Employment Tribunal. Depending on the claim you’re making, you’ll either have to pay fees for a Type A claim or a Type B claim. For each claim, there will be two sets of fees to[…]
All employees can as of June 2014 apply under the flexible working legislation for flexible working. Employees must have 26 weeks’ service. An application to work flexibly can cover: hours of work; times of work; place of work (as between home and place of business only); and must be taken seriously by the employer. Employees[…]
On the sale or transfer of a business or part of a business or where a major contract is transferred employees may find the identity of their employer has changed. In cases such as this many of an employees’ basic terms and conditions of employment may still be protected by The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection[…]
Since 1998 workers have been protected by the Working Time Regulations. The EC Working Time Directive and set limits on the amount of time workers can spend at work and specify rest break and holiday entitlements. The sanctions under the regulations are both criminal and civil.