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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently considered the implications of an employer enforcing a drastic pay cut on an employee. Background Commonly, an employee’s constructive dismissal claim will be based on a breach of implied term of mutual trust and… Read on
A recent decision from the Court of Appeal has made it clear that a series of events can add up to a breach of contract serious enough to allow an employee to resign and claim constructive dismissal, even when they… Read on
Mental Health Awareness Week ( 14 – 20 May 2018) focused on stress. Sometimes it seems like there is a stress epidemic going on as the pressures of modern life cause more and more people, in all walks of life… Read on
Many people’s employment will end as a result of a mutually agreed settlement with their employer. This ensures that both parties can end their employment relationship formally – usually with the payment of a termination package recorded in a settlement… Read on
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has allowed an appeal in a case brought by a police officer about the practice of paying employees on shared parental leave (SPL) only statutory shared parental pay, while female employees on maternity leave receive… Read on
Legislation currently going through Parliament will give employed parents two weeks’ paid leave if they lose a child under the age of 18. There is currently no legal requirement for employers to provide paid time off for grieving relatives but… Read on
The legislation introducing the right to an itemised pay statement has been published but, will not come into force until 6 April 2019. At the moment, only employees, that is those who have a contract of employment are entitled to… Read on
Springhouse sets out its top tips for making a flexible working request to your employer. Flexible working can mean many things: part-time work, job sharing, working from home, compressed hours, term-time working. Flexible working is associated with an improved work-life… Read on
Ben Power’s recent article for People Management asked, “why is nobody taking shared parental leave”? And he is not alone, it seems, in suggesting the UK’s newest type of parental leave, introduced in 2015, might not be fit for purpose.… Read on
Our latest fact sheet looks at unfair dismissal. Our series of factsheets is intended to cover topics which individuals may find of particular interest or, which are universally relevant but tricky to navigate. Our aim is to give basic facts… Read on