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Date: 17 Apr 2014

Employers can dismiss without notice for ‘last straw’ misconduct

Employers may now be able to dismiss employees for gross misconduct for acts that are not in themselves gross misconduct, but are part of a...

Date: 17 Apr 2014

Gone but not forgotten? How victimising ex-employees can still lead to claims

Employers should take care not to act in a way that victimises former employees who are bringing discrimination claims against them, following a recent ruling.

Date: 15 Apr 2014

EAT rules that an employee’s internal emails could amount to whistleblowing

Employers should be aware that several internal communications by an employee to different colleagues can cumulatively amount to a 'protected disclosure'. 

Date: 14 Apr 2014

Dismissal for pregnancy-related absence post maternity leave not discriminatory

An employer could dismiss an employee for sickness absence for post-natal depression without it being discriminatory, because the absences were after maternity leave had ended,...

Date: 11 Apr 2014

Agency Workers Regulations do not apply to workers hired indefinitely

Businesses using agency staff for indefinite periods do not need to provide them with basic employment rights as they are not 'temporary', as required by...

Date: 10 Apr 2014

TUPE and insolvency

How a company's financial status can affect a TUPE transfer 

Date: 08 Apr 2014

Cups of tea call time on hostile child proceedings

A recent case has highlighted the benefits that can be achieved when parents are able to step back from a difficult situation and discuss matters...

Date: 07 Apr 2014

Changes to pensions auto-enrolment

In response to feedback from employers already subject to the requirement to automatically enrol certain workers into a pension scheme, in May 2013 the Department...

Date: 07 Apr 2014

Shared Parental Leave Reforms – Update

Changes to the way parents can share maternity leave form part of the Children and Families Act 2014.

Date: 07 Apr 2014

Annual inflation-linked changes in Tribunal awards

Section 22 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 amended the Employment Relations Act 1999 so that future changes will take effect from 6...