Redundancy What does redundancy mean? Redundancy is a potentially fair reason to dismiss any employee. It is a commonly used word, but the technical legal meaning refers to only three types of situation: A business closure, A workplace closure, and Reduction of workforce (reduction of headcount). The dismissal of an employee will be by reason[…]
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On 6 April 2020 the Government introduced parental bereavement leave entitling employees who have suffered a still birth after 24 weeks or the death of a child up to the age of 18 to take leave in order to grieve and start the recovery process. The leave is not available to workers or the self-employed.[…]
The law gives five potentially fair reasons for dismissal, including breach of a statutory duty or restriction and some other substantial reason capable of justifying dismissal. The most commonly used reasons are redundancy, capability and misconduct. Even if your employee is guilty of misconduct or their job is clearly redundant, you still need to take[…]
Many employers will be in no doubt that the pandemic has caused a permanent shift towards flexible, remote and hybrid working. We have all seen how many roles can be performed in ways which pre-pandemic would have been viewed at with great caution, if not suspicion. Time off and flexible working has been a much[…]
Important changes in the field of employment law are on the horizon – points to look out for in 2022.
Important changes in the field of employment law are on the horizon – these are our employment law points to look out for in 2022. A new Employment Bill was announced in the 2019 Queen’s Speech. The Bill was delayed due to government capacity being focused on the COVID19 pandemic. However, the government has confirmed[…]
‘At some point, many businesses will receive a tribunal claim against them from an employee, former employee or even an applicant,’ says Zoe Lagadec. ‘Although a tribunal claim can seem daunting, knowing what to expect could help you defend the claim as effectively as possible.’ Zoe runs through what happens at the start of the[…]
Now is a time of transition as employees return to the workplace either on a hybrid basis or for all their working time. ‘Employers need to keep in mind the impact of this shift on any employees’ disabilities,’ says Zoe Lagadec. The impact of the pandemic on some of your employees’ health may only[…]
We would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and healthy and happy 2022. The practice will be closed from 23rd December and will re-open on Monday 10th January 2022.
If an employee goes off sick on or after 10 December 2021, up to and including 26 January 2022, you cannot ask them for proof of sickness until they have been off for 28 days or more. It is believed that the self-certification period has been increased from 7 to 28 days, for this period, to alleviate the[…]