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 can I sue my employer for breach of contract?

There are various ways in which an employer may breach the terms of an employee’s contract of employment. Depending upon the circumstances, this may leave the individual with no choice but to commence legal proceedings. When it comes to breach… Read on

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Notice, once given, cannot generally be withdrawn unless the other party consents.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

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