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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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)?
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HOLIDAYS - 27.08.2020

We can’t accommodate the 14-day quarantine period

An employee wants to travel to a country that isn’t on the government’s travel corridor list. If they go, they’ll need to self-isolate for 14 days on their return. As they can’t work from home, can you refuse their annual leave request?
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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?
Read more

REDUNDANCY - 24.09.2020

Alternative employment was constructive dismissal

An employee who was given a new job role during a restructuring process has successfully claimed constructive dismissal. Why was this the outcome if she was being offered alternative employment instead of redundancy?
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