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Age discrimination, commonly called ageism, is one of the most common forms of unlawful treatment at work. Other than in some very limited circumstances it is against the law for employers to treat someone less favourably because of their age.… Read on
Equal pay issues reported in the media usually involve women claiming that they are not being paid as much as their male counterparts but, men can also bring equal pay claims by comparing themselves to women who are earning more… Read on
The government has launched a consultation on curbing the use of so-called gagging clauses in settlement agreements and employment contracts. The consultation runs until 29 April 2019. The current position When an employee leaves employment, they may agreement a termination… Read on
It is very easy for employers to fall foul of the procedural requirements for a fair redundancy dismissal and selecting employees unfairly is one of the most common mistakes.Where it is necessary to select employees for redundancy, it is crucial… Read on
If you are eligible to bring a claim of unfair dismissal in the employment tribunal then you will need to show that your employer acted unfairly in dismissing you, in order to win your claim. Assuming that an employer can… Read on
Not everyone whose employment has terminated can bring a claim of unfair dismissal. There are some important qualifying criteria which you must satisfy otherwise you will not be eligible to bring an unfair dismissal claim. Only once you have understood… Read on
From 6 April 2019, new increased compensation limits for employment tribunal claims will come into force. This means it will become more expensive for employers to make staff redundant or dismiss them for other reasons. What are the changes? the… 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
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
Pregnancy and maternity rights in the workplace are perhaps one of the most misunderstood areas of employment law for employers and individuals alike. As a result, all sorts of myths have grown up over the years. We often get queries… Read on