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

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

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

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

Can you be sacked for being off sick?

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

How to bring a workplace grievance

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

Tips for making a flexible working request

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

Ill health dismissal: does the ACAS Code apply?

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

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