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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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