Where employees are accused of gross misconduct, suspending them on full pay pending a disciplinary investigation is often a knee-jerk reaction. However, as the case of Upton-Hansen Architects Ltd v Gyftaki, reminds us, such a step is not always justified.
Open-plan offices are a cost-effective and logical choice for most businesses, but for employees with autism or other types of neurodivergence, they can be unsuitable. Find out how one employee ended up being awarded over £50,000 at an employment tribunal, thanks to one firm's open-plan environment.
Can foreign nationals who work illegally in this country rely on their employment contracts in bringing proceedings before an Employment Tribunal? Find out how a recent decision made in the Court of Appeal signals a judicial clampdown on the exploitation of overseas workers.
Employees have a legal right to request flexible working arrangements, and it's your responsibility to follow a full process when considering requests. Find out what the process is, and how it went badly wrong for one employer who missed some key steps.
The Court of Appeal has made a recent and very significant decision on part-time holiday – The Harpur Trust v Brazel. We’ve already taken a number of calls from clients concerned by this decision, and have prepared this Q&A to assist.
In this episode Joanne Sefton talks us through the HR & employment law aspects of adoption, a subject close to her heart.
In this episode we talk about settlement agreements, their uses & abuses and our thoughts on their use in the light of recent publicity about NDAs.
Mobile phones have led to an increase in employees recording workplace conversations. We look at how these can be used in tribunal proceedings
Joanne Sefton explains what other lawyers won't tell you about reinstatement after tribunal.
The 'Gig Economy' and employment status continues to be one to watch, but IR35 is also coming over the horizon for the private sector. Watch our latest Tea Break to find out more.