Can your employer give you a bad reference?

When giving a reference, an employer has a duty to be fair, truthful and accurate. However, it should be remembered that the giver of a reference has these duties not just to the subject of the reference, but also to… Read on

Can employees be prosecuted for data protection breaches

A new law came into force in the UK in May 2018, which outlines that employees can face prosecution for data protection breaches. As with previous legislation, the new law (the Data Protection Act 2018) contains provisions making certain disclosure… Read on

Am I protected against disability discrimination at work?

Whether or not you are protected from discrimination at work depends on if you can actually show that you have a disability. For legal purposes, the meaning of disability is much wider than might be commonly understood. Ultimately, only an… 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

Bank holidays: what are employees entitled to?

What are workers’ rights when it comes to bank holidays? While some companies have traditionally given a day in lieu or paid overtime to employees who worked on bank holidays, this is becoming less common. We attempt to unravel some… 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

Maternity leave: what are your employment rights?

When going on maternity leave, many expectant mothers will have questions regarding their rights as an employee. With an abundance of myths surrounding maternity entitlements, it’s no surprise that concerns may arise. In the infographic below, we have highlighted the… 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

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