DISCIPLINARY MATTERS - 21.10.2020
Employee won’t return to work due to house move
Some employees who’ve been working from home during the coronavirus pandemic have used the opportunity to move to a different geographical area as they no longer have to commute. But what happens if you now want them back at their workplace?
DISCRIMINATION - 21.10.2020
Black jobs matter - positive action in recruitment
The Black Lives Matter movement has put the issue of workplace diversity firmly under scrutiny. To help ensure future diversity, one option is to use positive action. What is it and how does it differ from positive discrimination?
TRIBUNAL PROCEDURE - 13.10.2020
Tribunal procedure changes
Several important changes have been made to the tribunal procedure rules and Acas early conciliation (EC) process to ease the burden on the overloaded system. What do you need to know?
UNFAIR DISMISSAL - 13.10.2020
Unfairly dismissed for stealing a sausage roll
An employee who was sacked for “stealing” a sausage roll has won her claim for unfair dismissal and been awarded £3,000. This included a 25% uplift for failure to follow the Acas Code. Where did the employer go wrong?
EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS - 07.10.2020
Forthcoming changes to the employment tribunal rules
New regulations will make various procedural changes to the current employment tribunal and early conciliation (EC) rules. Why are the rules being changed now?
DISCIPLINARY MATTERS - 24.09.2020
Accusations and dismissal letters
An employee was sacked because the police had found indecent images on his personal computer. However, this dismissal was deemed unfair due to a procedural error in the employer’s paperwork. What do you need to know?