Mental health discrimination at work

Mental health issues are often in the headlines. But if you’re battling with your own mental health issues, you may well feel isolated and alone. Mental health illness can have a profound effect on your ability to work, socialise and… Read on

Are redundancy payments taxable?

If employees are facing redundancy, or considering voluntary redundancy, they need to know exactly how much money they will receive within their redundancy payments. Unfortunately, the answer is not straightforward. Some parts of a redundancy payment will be tax free,… Read on

Compensation for constructive dismissal

Constructive dismissal is a form of unfair dismissal. It’s a complex area of employment law, but if a claimant is successful, the compensation awards can be substantial. Claiming constructive dismissal Constructive dismissal arises where an employee is not actually dismissed… Read on

Who pays redundancy when employer cannot?

Being made redundant is never easy. However, in most cases, if you’ve worked for your employer for at least two years, when you are made redundant, you’ll receive redundancy pay. But by the very nature of redundancy, if your employer… 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

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

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

Emergency volunteering leave

Important new volunteering rights for workers Apart from changing the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) scheme, the Coronavirus Act 2020 has introduced an important new right to emergency volunteering leave for workers. At the time of writing (2 April 2020) the… Read on

Examples of pay outs for constructive dismissal

If an employee resigns due to the actions of their employer, and successfully claims constructive dismissal, they may be entitled to a financial award. We examine examples of constructive dismissal pay outs, and outline the maximum amount you could receive,… Read on

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