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What is constructive dismissal? And, how do I prove it?

If you feel you have been forced to leave your job because your working situation has been made extremely difficult, you may be entitled to claim for constructive dismissal. What is constructive dismissal? Constructive dismissal occurs when an employee is… Read on

Can I be dismissed for whistleblowing?

If there is something at your workplace that causes you concern, you may wish or need to report it to someone. But will this be classified as ‘whistleblowing’? If so, can you be dismissed for whistleblowing? What is ‘whistleblowing’? The… Read on

How does workplace discrimination affect businesses?

As an employer or business owner, ensuring your business does not tolerate workplace discrimination begins with understanding the impact discrimination has – both on the business itself and the workforce. What is workplace discrimination? Discrimination is the act of treating… Read on

Making a settlement agreement counter-offer

If you are involved in an employment dispute, both parties will be encouraged throughout the process to reach a settlement. Once concluded, the settlement will be legally binding. It’s essential to get the terms of the agreement right. This can… Read on

The redundancy process: a step-by-step guide

Redundancy law is governed by the Employment Rights Act 1996. If you are an employer planning to make an employee or employees redundant, you must follow a proper redundancy process. What is redundancy? With a true redundancy, an employer… Read on

Do I need a solicitor for redundancy?

Redundancy is one of a limited number of potentially fair reasons for dismissal from work. It occurs when your employer needs to reduce their workforce or close a business premises. If you are dismissed by reason of redundancy, you have… Read on

When does TUPE apply?

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations, commonly referred to as TUPE regulations, are the rules that provide employees with protections when their employment is transferred to a new employer. While complex, they form an important part of an employee’s… Read on

What is a reasonable settlement agreement?

A settlement agreement is a contract between two parties, usually (but not always) an employer and an employee, which settles the employee’s claims against their employer. The employee typically signs away their right to bring a claim in return for… Read on

Social media in the workplace: a guide for employers

As a tool used for both marketing and personal communication, understanding the role of social media in the workplace is an important aspect of managing business operations and company culture. How can social media impact businesses? Even if you do… Read on

What is classed as cyberbullying at work?

It can be difficult to know what is classed as cyberbullying, as well as what you can do about it. Therefore, it is important to understand what help is available. What is classed as bullying? There is no ‘legal definition’… Read on

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