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Employees have a right not to be unfairly dismissed from employment. Before dismissing an employee, employers need to make sure that they have a potentially fair reason.
The five potentially fair reasons for dismissal are: capability or qualifications; conduct; redundancy; where continued employment would contravene the law; and “some other substantial reason”.
4 Jun 2020
The government should introduce a ‘new settlement’ for low paid workers, giving them more control over the hours they work...
27 May 2020
A charity worker who blew the whistle on colleagues for using foul language and mocking someone with a physical disability...
20 May 2020
The TUC has called for the government to form a National Recovery Council to help the economy heal from the...
19 May 2020
A London Underground worker sacked for sexual harassment has been awarded £14,500 for his employer’s failure to conduct a timely...
12 May 2020
Employers face a ‘minefield’ of legal risks when they bring staff back into the workplace, especially if they ask workers...
30 Apr 2020
Proposals could enable more cases to be settled before proceedings are brought.
27 Apr 2020
Long-term employee with a spinal condition was banned from taking a break and told to learn what 'professionalism' meant.
21 Apr 2020
A law firm has been ordered to pay more than £23,000 for pregnancy discrimination after it sacked a pregnant employee...
20 Apr 2020
A former TalkTalk manager who claimed she was paid 40% less than male colleagues has lost an equal pay case...
15 Apr 2020
An engineer has been awarded £175,000 after taking his employer to the...
6 Apr 2020
Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....
2 Mar 2020
Australian BP employee wins on appeal after mocking pay negotiations with well known Hitler meme from the film Downfall.
18 Feb 2020
A secretary who resigned because she was asked to be complicit in discriminatory recruitment practices was constructively and unfairly dismissed,...
11 Feb 2020
A senior district nurse with 38 years’ experience was unfairly dismissed after she told management of her wish to instigate...