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?
SMOKING - 13.10.2020
Can you ban staff from smoking at home?
In September 2020 it was reported that Hammersmith and Fulham Council had banned its employees from smoking when working at home because workplaces “must be smoke free” by law. Is this legal?
PART-TIME WORKING - 13.10.2020
Full time to part time: calculating pay and holiday
One of your full-time employees is reducing their hours and moving to a permanent part-time working arrangement. What’s the safest way to calculate their pro rata pay and holiday entitlement?
BULLYING - 13.10.2020
What is cyberbullying?
Online bullying or “cyberbullying” is said to be increasing due to the fact that more employees are now working remotely. But what is it and how can you prevent it happening amongst your employees?
MATERNITY - 13.10.2020
Pregnancy loss and statutory maternity pay
An employee has notified you that she’s suffered a loss of pregnancy, a situation that must be handled sensitively. Is she entitled to take any maternity leave and receive statutory maternity pay (SMP)?