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Is my employer’s performance management procedure fair?

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

National minimum wage increase from April 2019 announced

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

Employment tribunal fees may be re-introduced

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. BackgroundRead on

Is unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal the same thing?

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

What are the five fair reasons for dismissal?

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

Can employers still set a retirement age?

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

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