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Is Obesity the new disability?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

The case of Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund is considered

Phil Kay discusses if obesity is the new disability following the ECJ decision.

Zero Hours Contracts

Author: Catherine Rosewell

The Government have responded

Zero Hours Contracts

Zero Hours employment contracts have been a thorny issue for several years now, attracting a great deal of criticism from the public. The Government have responded in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill which is now making its way through Parliament.

Compromise Agreements (Employers)

Compromise Agreements can be used in a number of circumstances, including redundancy, dismissal, or the settlement of an Employment Tribunal claim. It prevents the possibility of future complaints or claims arising and concludes the employment contract

Redundancies and Business Reorganisations

A business may need to reorganise its staffing for all sorts of reasons.  Often a business may have no alternative but to consider reorganisation or redundancy.

Sickness and Capability Issues (Employers)

Dealing with employees who are off sick long-term or, alternatively, are frequently taking short periods of intermittent sick leave, can be problematic and time consuming for managers.

Contracts of Employment, Policies and Procedures

The first step any employer must take in protecting their business is to ensure that their employees are issued with up to date contracts of employment. In the event of a working relationship turning sour and an employee taking legal action, the contract is the document a Tribunal will look at when considering an employees claim. Employers should also adopt and implement a series of policies and procedures which detail how certain situations will be dealt with. Using these procedures when problems arise will help an employer demonstrate to a tribunal that fair and consistent measures have been used to deal with any problems.

Workers entitled to commission within their holiday pay?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Workers entitled to commission within their holiday pay?

You are entitled to overtime in holiday pay but also commission?  Phil Kay offers some guidance.

Unfair Dismissal: Is it fair?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Can the Employment Tribunal reconsider your employment status?

Unfair Dismissal: Is it fair?

Recent case considers whether an Employment Tribunal will find a dismissal is unfair. 

Stress at work (Employers)

Stress at work can stem from harassment or bullying from employees or simply arise from the pressures of work. Stress is unfortunately unavoidable. While pressure can be helpful in motivating some employees, it can also reach point where it can have a detrimental effect and employees are no longer able to perform effectively.

Discrimination and Equality (Employers)

This is a complex and ever-changing area of law and the categories of employees who are protected by this legislation is increasing.

Wrongful or Unfair Dismissal (Employers)

We regularly assist employers whilst dealing with dismissal or disciplinary issues within the workplace. 

We also advise and assist employers with the conduct of grievance procedures.  At all times, it our goal to advise and represent our employer clients cost-effectively and efficiently.

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