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Can I change my mind on a settlement offer?

In employment law, a settlement agreement is a binding contract between an employer and employee. It usually involves an employee agreeing to sign away their right to bring any claims against their employer in an employment tribunal or other court,… Read on

How to manage employee anxiety in the workplace

Employers have a duty of care with respect to the health and safety of their staff. This includes workplace stress and anxiety. The law also prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the grounds of a protected characteristic. One of… Read on

Discrimination and hidden disabilities at work

The Equality Act 2010 states that a person is ‘disabled’ if they have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out daily activities. ‘Hidden disabilities’ can fall into this… Read on

What happens if a whistleblower is wrong?

If you know or strongly suspect something is occurring at work that is unethical or illegal, and you feel that you must speak up, the law can provide protection. But what happens if a disclosure made by a whistleblower turns… Read on

What are reasonable adjustments at work?

Employers have a legal duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure equality for disabled people in the workplace, under the Equality Act 2010. This occurs where an employee is classed as disabled under the Equality Act and is placed at… Read on

Covid hygiene in the workplace

As an employer you have a duty of care to your staff and third parties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and under common law. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from… Read on

Misconduct outside the workplace

Many employees may assume that how they behave outside work has nothing to do with their employer. While they may be right, there are occasions when misconduct within one’s personal life may have repercussions for their employment, resulting in disciplinary… Read on

Can you be fired while on furlough?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as ‘the furlough scheme’, has been extended until 30 September 2021. The amount of grant available to employers under the scheme will stay the same until 30 June 2021 and reduce thereafter.… Read on

What is an unfair dismissal employment tribunal?

An unfair dismissal tribunal is the formalised legal process of dealing with an unfair dismissal claim. In the UK, we are usually governed by a combination of civil and criminal law. If you commit a crime, such as theft or… Read on