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UK employment law cases spotlight – March 2022

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Ljegede v […]

P&O Ferries dismissals and collective consultation

There is widespread disbelief at the turnaround of dismissals at P&O Ferries yesterday, with reports suggesting that 800 of the firm’s employees are to be replaced with agency workers. We do not know the full […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – January 2022

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Hope v […]

Dismissal of care home worker for refusal to be vaccinated found to be fair

Several employers have already implemented ‘no jab, no job’ policies into their organisations with compulsory vaccinations remaining a contentious issue for many. The care sector is a particular example in which it now has to […]

Implying fairness into your disciplinary process – a noteworthy development for employers

Suzanne Wrench, our associate solicitor, explains the Burn v Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust case… In Burn v Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, the Court of Appeal rejected an argument, brought by a consultant […]

Employer considerations you must make in the run up to – and after – Christmas

As the UK gets set for more rules over the festive period – with ‘work from home where you can’ and avoiding close contact with others being the Government’s recent guidance – there are many organisations that […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – September 2021

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Seccombe v […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – August 2021

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. IX v […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – July 2021

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Brightman v […]

What employers should prioritise in disciplinary and grievance investigations

A good investigation is invaluable when it comes to dealing with disciplinary matters or defending claims in the Employment Tribunal. Here are ESP Law’s senior solicitor Jessica English’s top six tips to help you navigate a […]

Acas report – Estimating the cost of workplace conflict

Workplace conflict is costing UK employers a staggering £28.5 billion, according to a recent Acas report. Published by Professor Richard Saundry, from the University of Sheffield Management School, and Professor Peter Urwin of the Centre […]

Coronavirus Q&A for employers

Our general Q&A was written on 18 March 2020 and last updated on 6 January 2021. It covers the most regular questions our employment law team are being asked about Coronavirus such as issues relating to; self-isolation, […]

Coronavirus update – 7th May 2020

1. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has announced guidance for employers. Whilst the guidance is fairly short and directs readers to their existing guidance, it has been noted that the Covid-19 outbreak is having […]

Supporting diversity in the workplace

The moral case for continually striving for improved inclusion and diversity within our organisations is clear. But what does that mean for the business side of things? Our senior solicitor Helena Wheeler reports. Individuals from a broad range […]

12 days of Christmas – an employer’s guide

Employers during the festive period should be aware of their role and responsibilities during the festive season – so, we are here to provide some crucial insight. Here is a quick recap of issues to […]