Furlough: advice for employers and employees

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a state-backed initiative which has been introduced in order to save jobs affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Under the scheme employers will be able to apply for 80% of the wages of employees on… Read on

Pregnancy rights at work

Discovering you are pregnant is often one of the most memorable moments of your life but it also signals great changes in your future. As you start to plan, one of your first concerns may be what your pregnancy rights… Read on

Working from home: legal issues

The future of work has arrived. Employers and employees need to adjust to a new relationship rapidly. Here is some advice, plus a warning or two, from Ben Power: Managing Partner of Springhouse Solicitors and seasoned employment lawyer. What remote… Read on

What should be in a contract of employment?

Your employer is required by law to provide all employees with a written copy of their contract of employment. It should detail the main and most important terms and conditions of your employment. This is very important. Your terms of… Read on

COVID-19: advice for employees during the pandemic

We are receiving a large number of enquiries relating to the coronavirus outbreak. If you are an employee whose employment has been affected you may be feeling particularly vulnerable. You should already be following government advice about symptoms and what… Read on

Coronavirus: advice for employers

We are receiving a large number of enquires relating to the coronavirus outbreak. Here is some of the advice we are providing. If you would like us to draw up policy guidelines for your business, or if you are dealing… Read on

Is bullying in the workplace illegal?

It is not acceptable to bully someone at work and you do not have to put up with being bullied. Bullying is not actually against the law, but harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010. So, what does… Read on

What is whistleblowing?

‘Whistleblowing’ or ‘blowing the whistle’ is commonly understood as informing on someone who is doing something they shouldn’t. Under UK law, workers have special protections against detrimental treatment and dismissal when they make a qualifying disclosure of information.  Whistle-blowing is… Read on

Changing an employment contract

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

Letter of resignation for constructive dismissal

Resigning from a job in order to bring a claim of constructive dismissal should not be done lightly, yet is the only option in some scenarios. In this article, we set out a checklist for a constructive dismissal resignation letter,… Read on

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