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Can I dismiss an employee within two years?

Most employers dread the hassle and cost of recruitment. But being taken to the employment tribunal by a disgruntled worker who you’ve dismissed can be equally damaging and costly. So what is the position if, within the first two years… Read on

Examples of pay outs for constructive dismissal

If an employee resigns due to the actions of their employer, and successfully claims constructive dismissal, they may be entitled to a financial award. We examine examples of constructive dismissal pay outs, and outline the maximum amount you could receive,… Read on

How to dismiss an employee for poor performance

An employee who is consistently underperforming can have a detrimental effect on an employer’s business.  Not only will poor performance affect an individual’s productivity, it can undermine team morale and the productivity of the organisation, as well as sucking up… 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 parents’ rights for flexible working?

The right to request flexible working is now available to any employee who has been employed by their employer for at least 26 weeks, regardless of whether they are parents or not (this was not the case when the right… Read on

Can I sue my employer for not paying me?

The issue of unpaid wages will undoubtedly cause a large amount of stress and inconvenience to an employee. You can bring a claim against your employer in an employment tribunal if: You haven’t been paid at all; for work you… Read on

Claiming constructive dismissal

No employee should bring a claim of constructive dismissal lightly. Claiming constructive unfair dismissal in the employment tribunal can involve complex legal issues. We set out some points to bear in mind before embarking on such a claim. Litigation in… Read on

Treated unfairly at work while pregnant

Nothing sours the joy of expecting a child more than realising you’ve been treated unfairly at work because of your pregnancy or worrying that you might be discriminated against as a result of sharing your happy news with work colleagues. … 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

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