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Recruiting and retaining the right talent to establish an effective management team can take time for any organisation to master – especially when difficult decisions need to be made.
24th Jun 2019 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
The number of current and historic sexual misconduct complaints continues to rise throughout 2019, in all walks of the employment law landscape. It is an issue that affects the workplace, and one which the employer needs to be particularly sensitive to.
30th May 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
In Part 1 of this blog, we discussed the fact that employers are vicariously liable for employees’ actions ‘in the course of employment’, and that this definition can be very wide. We looked at examples, and noted that employers need to be able to demonstrate they have taken ‘all reasonable...
1st May 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
The Ministry of Justice has published the provisional tribunal statistics for October to December 2017.
9th Mar 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
Most employers will, at some stage, have to deal with misconduct by employees. When doing so, it is important to ensure that a fair procedure is followed. It is also important to act consistently and reasonably in relation to any action that is taken...
8th Feb 2018 by in Legal Updates
The #MeToo movement has not increased incidents of sexual harassment, but it may well increase reporting of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace as employees feel more empowered to speak out. It is important for employers to handle situations sensitively and professionally...
26th Jan 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
In this feature we look at the case of NHS 24 v Pillar UKEATS/ 0005/16/ JW. In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an Employment Tribunal was mistaken in finding a misconduct dismissal unfair on the basis that the investigation considered previous incidents that had not...
15th Dec 2017 by in Legal Updates
Employers often suspend employees pending a disciplinary hearing. This can either be to keep them out of the way whilst the investigation is carried out, or because the employer is concerned about the potential for acts of misconduct to take place in the meantime. Most employers assume that...
4th Oct 2017 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
Workplace grievances can arise at any time from any employee. It is very important for employers to approach grievances reasonably and fairly. To help you, we have put together our top 10 tips on managing workplace grievances...
1st Jun 2017 by in Legal Updates
Underperformance in the workplace can be a common issue. How do employers go about dealing with poor performance fairly? Read our top ten tips in managing poor performance...
6th Apr 2017 by in Legal Updates
It can often be a minefield when looking to terminate an employee’s employment. An employer must ensure they act fairly and reasonably in relation to any decision taken. In this blog, we have set out areas to consider before embarking on a dismissal process...
27th Oct 2016 by in Legal Updates
Before embarking on a redundancy process, it is always prudent for employers to consider whether a genuine redundancy situation exists.
17th Aug 2016 by in Legal Updates
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