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Following the EU referendum in 2016, the UK will now leave the European Union on 31st January 2020. We explore the key concerns that surround the upcoming transition period and how Brexit will affect employment law. What still needs to… Read on
As many as 390,000 mothers a year could be experiencing discrimination during pregnancy, maternity leave and/or on return from maternity leave. It’s important to know what your employee rights are, and how to enforce them to make sure you aren’t… Read on
The occasional absence from work for sickness in inevitable. This will usually be accepted by your employer and may be paid or not paid. Unfortunately, long periods of employee sick leave can cause significant problems for businesses, which may leave… Read on
Unfortunately, gender discrimination is still relatively common in the workplace. So, what is gender discrimination and what can you do about it if you think you have suffered discrimination? What is gender discrimination? The law provides that men and women… Read on
Mental health issues are often in the headlines. But if you’re battling with your own mental health issues, you may well feel isolated and alone. Mental health illness can have a profound effect on your ability to work, socialise and… Read on
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