Fired for poor performance without warning

What the law says about dismissing employees The Employment Rights Act 1996 lists five fair reasons for dismissal: conduct capability redundancy statutory ban some other substantial reason Poor performance, also referred to as capability, can be a reason for… Read on

Unfair dismissal compensation

To bring an unfair dismissal compensation claim, an employee must have worked for the employer for two or more years. There are a few exceptions, e.g. if the claim relates to automatic unfair dismissal, discrimination or whistleblowing. How is unfair… Read on

Surge in New Coronavirus-related Employment Issues

As businesses struggle to deal with the fallout from the pandemic, claims made by employees against their employers in respect of unfair treatment are on the increase. Latest figures suggest employers are breaching employment law rules According to the Ministry… 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

Unfair to dismiss bus driver for failing drugs test

An employment tribunal has ruled that a bus driver was unfairly dismissed when his employer dismissed him for gross misconduct after he failed a drugs test.  There were no indications that the driver had been under the influence of drugs… Read on

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