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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
Although social media is a relatively new innovation, it has quickly succeeded in becoming part of everyday life. An estimated two-thirds of the UK population are now social media users. While numbers vary across different age groups, it is likely… Read on
We understand that funding and affordability are huge concerns for many of our clients. We are committed to being open and transparent about our charges and are confident that our specialist expertise and exemplary client service mean we offer great… Read on
The ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures does not apply where someone is dismissed from work purely due to ill health. This means employers can dismiss someone for sickness without following the process recommended in the ACAS… Read on
Returning to work after maybe a year or more out of the workplace on maternity leave can be daunting. That’s why it is particularly important to understand what your legal rights and entitlements are regarding holidays, promotions and pay, prior… Read on
There are various reasons why an employer might want to suspend an employee, usually in the context of a disciplinary matter. We answer all the questions you may have if you are suspended from work, including whether your employer has… Read on
Most people have heard of equality and diversity but, what does this actually mean? Where did the phrase come from and what are employers’ legal obligations when it comes to ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace? Definition of equality… Read on
As we begin to spend increasing amounts of time working, it should come as no surprise that many people meet their partner at work. Many employers are now beginning to impose regulations surrounding workplace relationships. But what are the relevant… Read on
Each party to an employment contract is entitled by law to a minimum amount of warning if the other party wants to terminate the contract. There are legal notice requirements for both employees and employers, depending on how long the… Read on