Redundancy | How to do it properly

making someone redundant

COVID-19 advice Looking for practical advice on making redundancies during the coronavirus pandemic and other common employment scenarios? Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub for answers. Take me to the Hub Handling redundancies is usually an extremely daunting task for employers. However, sometimes, it is a necessary business decision. With employers now contemplating their post-COVID-19 […]

Can I refuse or cancel an employee’s holiday?

COVID-19 advice Looking for practical advice on refusing or cancelling employees’ holidays due to the coronavirus pandemic and other common scenarios? Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub for answers. Take me to the Hub There are some myths about annual leave that seem to linger no matter how untrue they are. Some of the most […]

Good Work Plan latest | Employment Law changes for your 2020 calendar

In 2018, the government produced its Good Work Plan, setting out several proposed changes to employment law intended to improve the rights of employees and workers. As 2020 gains momentum, we provide a rundown of three significant changes that are set to come into force on 6 April, plus a number of other changes planned […]

TUPE transfer revelation | Do the regulations apply to workers as well as employees?

With ‘employment’ literally in the title, it has long been understood that the TUPE regulations exist to protect employees when a company changes hands. However, in a potentially groundbreaking decision, an Employment Tribunal has now ruled that workers fall under the definition of employee for the purposes of TUPE. Get your FREE consultation As a […]

Worker or self-employed? Court rules out-of-hours GP was wrongly categorised

Determining an individual’s employment status is not always a clear-cut exercise, as a number of factors play a part in whether somebody is a worker, employee or self-employed in the eyes of the law. With each category of worker afforded different legal rights, incorrect categorisation can leave employers exposed to Employment Tribunal claims. Most recently, […]

Can employers make changes to an employee’s contract without their consent?

COVID-19 advice Looking for advice on changing terms and conditions of employment during coronavirus? Download our simple guidance note, plus all the template resources you need to manage the process, from our free Back to Business Hub. Take me to the Hub It’s quite common for employers to amend employees’ terms and conditions of employment […]

6-STEP GUIDE | How to conduct a fair and legal disciplinary procedure

When it comes to disciplining employees, failing to follow a fair procedure and investigate properly can result in a whole host of legal trouble. Sacking an employee is a serious matter, which is why an Employment Tribunal will want to satisfy itself that the decision to dismiss was reasonable and reached after a fair and […]

Is it reasonable to suspend staff over misconduct allegations?

Allegations of misconduct should always be thoroughly investigated. Nowhere is this more important than in the Education sector, where employers have a duty to protect the safety and welfare of the children under their care. But what should schools do if a member of staff is accused of misconduct against children under their care? Is […]

Redundancy | How to do it properly

making someone redundant

Handling redundancies is usually an extremely daunting task for employers. However, sometimes, it is a necessary business decision. With employers now contemplating their post-COVID-19 future, redundancies are never far from the headlines. Redundancy is a particular complex area of employment law, and for employers who find themselves in this situation, process is everything. Get redundancy support […]