Employment law


Statutory maternity pay and sick pay frozen for 2016/17

Statutory maternity pay and statutory sick pay rates will not rise in 2016. The Government has proposed no annual increase...

A personality clash is a situation that could lead to a fair dismissal for some other substantial reason

What are “some other substantial reason” dismissals? (podcast)

25 Nov 2015

When can an employer rely on “some other substantial reason” (SOSR) to dismiss, for the dismissal to be fair?


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No payout for London Zoo keeper unfairly dismissed over Christmas party fight

23 Nov 2015

A London Zoo meerkat handler who got into a Christmas party fight with...

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Spotify offers six months’ shared parental leave on full pay

20 Nov 2015

Spotify, the Swedish music streaming company, has announced it will offer all staff six months’ parental leave on full pay....

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Five ways bullying can creep into organisations

20 Nov 2015

As Anti-Bullying Week draws to a close, will better awareness reduce instances of it in the workplace or just increase...

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Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

20 Nov 2015

During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive...

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Nearly all junior doctors vote in favour of strikes

19 Nov 2015

Nearly all (98%) junior doctors balloted by the British Medical Association (BMA) have voted in favour of strikes, for the...

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City Link directors not guilty over redundancy failures

17 Nov 2015

Three ex-directors of collapsed delivery firm City Link have been acquitted over their failure to notify the Government of proposed...

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Producer to sue BBC and Jeremy Clarkson for race discrimination

16 Nov 2015

The producer who was punched by Jeremy Clarkson is suing the presenter and the BBC for race discrimination. 
Oisin Tymon’s...

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Misconduct at a work event can result in disciplinary sanctions and/or dismissal.

Bank worker who licked – then punched – colleague at party was fairly dismissed

16 Nov 2015

The EAT has held that a bank worker who licked the face of a colleague...

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Ten notable facts about Puerto Rico labour law

12 Nov 2015

Employers in Puerto Rico must take account of both US federal and Puerto Rico labour law. This dual legal system...

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How do you calculate redundancy pay when making a payment in lieu of notice (PILON)?

11 Nov 2015

Redundancy payments are calculated based on an employee’s length of service. But what happens if an employee who is paid...

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£30,000 for DWP employee dismissed for disability absences

9 Nov 2015

An employment tribunal awarded more than £30,000 to a public-sector worker who was dismissed after disability absences meant she exceeded...

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Regulations confirm cap on public-sector exit pay

6 Nov 2015

Regulations have been drafted setting out how the cap of £95,000 on public-sector exit payments will work.

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BBC spent close to £500,000 fighting unfair dismissal claim

5 Nov 2015

The BBC spent nearly £500,000 failing to defend an unfair dismissal claim brought by its former chief technology officer John...

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