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Bullying and Harassment at Work: Know Your Rights

Bullying and harassment: Many people may feel as though the way they are treated does not constitute discrimination and is therefore not afforded any protection in the Equality Act 2010. This is not the case. In instances where someone is being harassed or bullied at work there is legislation to rely on. Introduction : It is important to recognise unfair treatment in work and ensure you know your rights. Being discriminated against because of a protected characteristic is not acceptable,…

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Let’s Talk About Wrongful Dismissal

Discussing the ins and outs of wrongful dismissal. Introduction : This article looks at the specific details surrounding wrongful dismissal, and what would need to be proven for a claim to be successful. There are disparities between wrongful dismissal and other forms of dismissal so it’s important to be aware of these. Wrongful dismissal : It is important for employers to always honour any rights that employees are entitled to. When an employer breaches an employee’s contract, for example, where…

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What Changes Are Coming Up in Employment Law?

The past few months have seen employment law and HR specialists focusing mostly on Brexit and the coronavirus employment measures. As April approaches, there are other   changes which employment law professionals should be mindful of.  Statutory Sick Pay (known as ‘SSP’) is used when employees are off work. SSP has been used more in the past year with employees needing time off to self-isolate. For employees who are eligible to get SSP – where they earn an average…

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Things to Consider in Employment Law This Year

With the start of 2021 already seeing the departure of the UK from the EU and different aspects of employment law changing, employment law departments will need to be aware of some of these changes to ensure they are forward thinking and proactive. Brexit is a key thing to consider this year in employment law. The UK can now officially depart from EU employment law however this is probably not going to be the case any time soon. What will make…

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Covid Whistle-blowers Facing Dismissal

The ever-changing nature of this year’s working practice has led to many new claims from disgruntled employees. Among the large array of unfair dismissal claims are claims from whistleblowers. If you raise a concern about a wrongdoing at your work that is in the public interest, this is whistleblowing. As a result of the coronavirus crisis, many employees have voiced their concerns to their employer surrounding breaches of safety rules or furlough fraud, 20% of said employees have been dismissed…

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What’s Ahead for the Employment Tribunal?

A recent ACAS survey found that over a third of employers (37%) are likely to make redundancies in the coming three months. Given the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, it is hardly surprising. However, there is an element of curiosity surrounding whether companies are just trying to cut their costs by removing people or whether redundancies are necessary for them to afford staying afloat. There will most definitely be situations where an employee will feel as though they have…

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Redundancy during Coronavirus – Furlough and Beyond

UPDATE: Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on 31 October, England will go into a national lockdown starting on Thursday, 5 November. All hospitality venues (apart from take-away services), non-essential retail, leisure facilities and the tourism sector must close until at least the 2nd of December. Anyone who can work from home in those industries which are allowed to remain open must do so. Construction, manufacturing as well as essential infrastructure remains open and employees should go to work…

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A Pay Cut For Working From Home?

We saw a great debate recently on Jeremy Vine’s Channel 5 Show. The line-up included Charlie Mullins the owner of Pimlico Plumbers along with Jemma Forte as guest presenter. One of the hot topics was should people working from home receive a pay cut? The stats provided on the show tell us on average 2/3 of people surveyed have saved £820 in the last 6 months. To quote Charlie “people working from home should be paid less. They are less…

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Working from home. To be, or not to be?

The Covid-19 crisis saw nearly half of Britain’s 30 million employees working from home. In addition 9 million people were placed on the furlough scheme. From 1 August the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s return to work message to England and Wales was clear. Despite this, Wales have recently set a target of 30% of workers to remain working at home on a regular basis. The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford is seeking “changes to Wales’ working culture”. This comes following…

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Covid-19 is not a free-for-all when it comes to redundancies…

While there is no question that a lot of businesses are severely impacted by the pandemic and face difficult choices about their workforce, it is becoming more and more obvious that there are companies assuming the situation enables them to by-pass or fully ignore legislation around redundancies and dismissal. Newsflash: It doesn’t. Tiger HR and Tiger Law have seen a large increase in enquiries from employees who have been made redundant or simply dismissed “because of Covid”. So far, the documents we have…

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