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An employer is entitled to dismiss an employee for sickness in certain circumstances, provided they first follow an appropriate procedure. If an employer is too quick to dismiss someone who is off work due to illness, then the individual might… Read on
There are various ways in which an employer may breach the terms of an employee’s contract of employment. Depending upon the circumstances, this may leave the individual with no choice but to commence legal proceedings. When it comes to breach… Read on
What are workers’ rights when it comes to bank holidays? While some companies have traditionally given a day in lieu or paid overtime to employees who worked on bank holidays, this is becoming less common. We attempt to unravel some… Read on
Employees (those employed under a contract of employment) enjoy numerous employment rights and protections which have been passed into law by Parliament over many years. However, not all these statutory rights kick in from day one of employment – many… Read on
Grievance procedures exist to enable employers and employees to resolve issues which may arise during the course of the working relationship. All employers are required to provide a framework for dealing with complaints from their staff. In this article, we… Read on
When going on maternity leave, many expectant mothers will have questions regarding their rights as an employee. With an abundance of myths surrounding maternity entitlements, it’s no surprise that concerns may arise. In the infographic below, we have highlighted the… Read on
Britain appears to be experiencing hotter and hotter temperatures, but that doesn’t mean everyone will be able to head to the beach to cool off. For most workers it is “business as usual” regardless of the weather, but are you… Read on
There’s an almost inexhaustible array of arrangements which might be described as flexible working, including job sharing, working from home, compressed hours, term-time working or just changing your hours – it doesn’t always have to mean working part-time. Flexible working… Read on
As schools start their long summer holiday, working parents face the annual childcare headache. For many families this involves juggling a patch-work of arrangements. Inevitably, there may be times during the summer months when things don’t run smoothly for those… Read on
The general rule is that only employees who have been employed continuously for two years or more can bring a claim of unfair dismissal. However, there are some important exceptions to the so-called “two year rule” which can be extremely… Read on