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 '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.
We discuss injury to feelings compensation, the award bands and how they are calculated.
We discuss some of the reasons why you may want to dismiss a short serving employee, some of the pitfalls, and how to go about it.