Can you be suspended from work without a warning?

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

How much notice am I entitled to?

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

New cap on public sector exit payments set to be introduced

Last month, the government finally published draft regulations setting out how it intends to limit pay-offs to public sector workers, nearly four years after it first said it would tackle the issue of six-figure termination packages. On 10 April, the… Read on

Can you retract a resignation?

Notice, once given, cannot generally be withdrawn unless the other party consents. There have been numerous cases dealing with the issue of a disputed resignation over the years but, the general rule remains. Individuals should therefore be absolutely sure of… Read on

Have you been dismissed for a fair reason?

It is unlawful for an employer to dismiss an employee unfairly. However, an employer is entitled to dismiss for a fair reason, provided it follows a fair procedure in carrying out that dismissal. So, what actually amounts to an unfair… Read on

Can I bring a claim for unfair dismissal?

Not everyone whose employment has terminated can bring a claim of unfair dismissal. There are some important qualifying criteria which you must satisfy otherwise you will not be eligible to bring an unfair dismissal claim. Only once you have understood… Read on

What are the five fair reasons for dismissal?

Employees who have been employed for two years or more are protected against unfair dismissal and, if they are dismissed they may bring a claim in the employment tribunal. An employer may defend a claim for unfair dismissal by showing… Read on

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