Written statements of employment changes

The rules surrounding the provision of written particulars, which are complicated enough already, are set to get a whole lot more complicated. Come 6th April this year they will put a number of new duties in place on employers. The… Read on

Dismissing an employee during their probation period

Recruiting the right new employee can be a costly and protracted process. So, what do you do when it becomes apparent that, for whatever reason, you will have to dismiss an employee during their probation period? Due diligence before dismissing… Read on

Changing an employment contract

There are a multitude of reasons why an employer may find it necessary to alter their employees’ terms and conditions.  However, changing an employment contract is not a straightforward procedure, with several associated legal issues. We outline what employers should… Read on

Who pays redundancy when employer cannot?

Being made redundant is never easy. However, in most cases, if you’ve worked for your employer for at least two years, when you are made redundant, you’ll receive redundancy pay. But by the very nature of redundancy, if your employer… Read on

What are your rights with no contract of employment?

There may come a time at work when you need to check the precise terms of your contract of employment. This could be because a dispute has arisen between you and your employer, you want to check your entitlements because… Read on

Can my employer set a dress code?

It was recently reported that Goldman Sachs no longer requires employees to wear a suit and tie. Meanwhile, Virgin Atlantic has abolished a rule requiring female cabin crew to wear make-up. While this suggests a trend of employers relaxing their… Read on

Can you retract a resignation?

Notice, once given, cannot generally be withdrawn unless the other party consents. There have been numerous cases dealing with the issue of a disputed resignation over the years but, the general rule remains. Individuals should therefore be absolutely sure of… Read on

Can a man bring an equal pay claim?

Equal pay issues reported in the media usually involve women claiming that they are not being paid as much as their male counterparts but, men can also bring equal pay claims by comparing themselves to women who are earning more… Read on