Employment contracts

Employers are required to provide employees with an employment contract, a written statement of certain terms and conditions of their employment, within two months of the beginning of their employment.

Employer should always consult with the employee prior to changing an employee's contract of employment. Failure to follow a fair procedure when varying employees' terms and conditions of employment may result in an employee bringing a claim for breach of contract.

BA will not go ahead with ‘fire and rehire’ in cargo division

27 Jan 2021

British Airways has secured a deal with the Unite union which, if approved by its members, will end the long-running...

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One in 10 threatened to be ‘fired and rehired’

25 Jan 2021

A tenth of workers have been told to re-apply for their jobs on worse terms and conditions, according to a...

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Covid-19: Should employers grant time off for vaccinations?

20 Jan 2021

Following the news that public-facing workers including teachers, police officers and retail staff could soon be offered Covid-19 vaccinations, Sean...

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An eighth forced into work amid Covid safety complaints

18 Jan 2021

A poll finds many have been ordered into work when they could have easily and safely worked from home.

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Pimlico Plumbers to require Covid jab proof for new starters

14 Jan 2021

Pimlico Plumbers is set to spend upwards of £1m on vaccinating its staff and expects to enforce a ‘no jab, no job’ policy.

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Five employment law cases that will shape 2021

13 Jan 2021

Stephen Simpson looks at five important employment law cases that will grab the headlines in 2021, covering significant issues such...

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Bonuses in the Covid-19 era: pushing the boundaries

22 Dec 2020

Changes to bonuses, as businesses are impacted by the pandemic and Brexit crises, could well lead to tensions and legal cases.

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MPs join unions in urging British Gas/Centrica to end fire-rehire threat

17 Dec 2020

MPs have urged Centrica’s bosses to withdraw their threat of firing and then rehiring engineers as a ballot closes on strike action at the company.

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Made.com offers share options to staff

14 Dec 2020

Furniture retailer Made.com is handing out shares in the company to all staff below senior management level, after achieving £1bn sales since it launched.

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Damned if you do, damned if you don’t: Seasonal workers and furlough

14 Dec 2020

Tour operator Tui’s decision last month not to furlough seasonal workers attracted criticism not only from its workforce, but also...

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BT could face first national strike since 1987

11 Dec 2020

Telecoms giant BT is potentially facing its first national strike in 33 years after staff expressed their willingness to take...

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Top 10 Covid-related claims employers could face in 2021

4 Dec 2020

The Government’s furlough scheme, large-scale redundancies, safe working concerns and the rise of flexible working will have a big impact...

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Stuart couriers seek worker status ruling

27 Nov 2020

A group of couriers for delivery firm Stuart have launched legal action against the company in a bid to be...

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How to get ready for IR35 ahead of April 2021

18 Nov 2020

Changes to off-payroll regulations were postponed in April as employers dealt with the early challenges of the pandemic. Organisations need...

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Heathrow staff to strike over ‘fire and rehire’ plans

17 Nov 2020

Workers at Heathrow Airport are set to strike for four days in December in a dispute over plans to ‘fire...

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