April will bring the new a number of changes for employers
Before we close for the holiday, it’s time an update on the work of our favourite local charity, the Trowbridge Storehouse Foodbank
The introduction of gender pay gap reporting obligations was never expected to herald a quick fix of generations of pay inequality, but the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed the unwelcome news that the gender pay gap among full-time employees has in fact increased in recent times.
Another Court of Appeal case has underlined the dangers of giving one reason for dismissing an employee and then later giving the true reason when defending a claim. In the case of Otshudi v Base Childrenswear the employee had worked for the company for only 3 months when she was dismissed for redundancy.
FE Colleges, in common with most employers, have their share of workplace personality clashes. A serious breakdown in relationships will, in extreme cases, inevitably result in a dismissal of once or more staff.
Protection for whistle-blowers continues to hit the headlines and we’re certainly seeing a significant increase in such cases. There are some significant challenges in dealing with the technical aspects and the potential for large damages awards, even for relatively short-serving employees means that the cases can pose real risk for businesses if not managed effectively.