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Performance management is important in all organisations. Employers may use performance management systems in different ways and for a variety of reasons. This can be an emotive area where staff feel they are being criticised personally and awkward for managers… Read on
The Chancellor announced the new rates for the national minimum wage which will apply from April 2019 in the Budget. The national living wage rate will increase to £8.21 (from £7.83). This equates to a £690 annual pay rise for… Read on
It has been reported that the government is looking at re-introducing fees for bringing claims in the employment tribunal. Fees were abolished following UNISON’s legal challenge to their introduction, on the basis that they denied claimants access to justice. Background… Read on
Equality legislation protects employees and others against discrimination arising from a disability. This requires employment tribunals to apply a wide lens to all the relevant facts in order to determine whether an individual has suffered unlawful discrimination in consequence of… Read on
If an employee deliberately breaches data protection laws and discloses personal data, can their employer be held responsible? According to a recent decision by the Court of Appeal, the answer is yes. Facts In Morrison Supermarkets Plc v Various Claimants… Read on
In a nutshell, when someone is constructively dismissed from their employment, they may be able to claim unfair dismissal (which is a statutory right set out in legislation). However, they will need to meet the various eligibility requirements for bringing… Read on
Unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal may be used inter-changeably by the lay person but, they do not mean the same thing! They are two totally different types of claims which may be bought by individuals against their ex-employer. We explain… Read on
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
One of our partners, Katy Meves, was recently asked to answer this questions for the member publication for ICAEW chartered accountants, Economia. But, whether an employer can set a retirement age for its staff and essentially force people to retire… Read on
Our managing partner, Ben Power was published in the online law pages of The Times newspaper (The Brief) on 22 October 2018. This goes to show that although we may be a niche firm, we have national reach! Everyone was… Read on