Employment tribunals

How to protect against misuse of commercially-sensitive information

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Protecting trade secrets and confidential information is crucial and what steps can employers take to prevent staff from misusing commercially-sensitive information? More …

References: What you need to know

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When either providing or asking for a reference it's important to consider the key points made by the new Acas guidance. More …

The "after party" – could employers be liable for what goes on?

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With employers planning Christmas parties, or indeed any kind of "works do", we look at a case where the employer was held vicariously liable for an employee's actions when those at the office party moved on to another venue where a fight broke out. More …

Taxing termination payments – six months on

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Are you using the new mandatory calculation when establishing what part of a termination payment is taxable? Six months on, are there still areas that you, your managers or your payroll colleagues find confusing? We guide you through some common issues. More …

Significant increase in Employment Tribunal claims

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There has been a consistent increase in Employment Tribunal claims since the abolition of fees in July 2017 and the most recent quarterly Employment Tribunal statistics report, covering the period 1 April to 30 June 2018, shows a 165% increase in single claims compared to the same quarter last year. More …

How flexible are you?

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Whether you are a millennial, baby boomer or generation X, or a working parent or not, flexible working is a benefit attractive to all ages and a government Task Force has been set up to promote its implementation. More …

What is a qualifying disclosure?

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The Court of Appeal gives guidance on identifying the difference between "allegation" and "information" for the purposes of whistleblowing protection. More …

Unfair dismissal developments

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Managing dismissals fairly is not always straightforward as can be seen from some recent EAT decisions that have considered the tricky issues of dismissal for gross misconduct and misconduct where there had been no previous disciplinary warnings. More …

The Government’s response to the Taylor Review – more certainty for all or just more red tape for businesses?

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In July 2017, the "Good Work: the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices” set out over 50 recommendations for improving workers’ rights. The Government’s response to the Taylor Review was published on 7 February 2018 and sets out the Government’s commitment to providing certainty for all regarding workers’ rights. More …

Suspicious sales, secret surveillance and the Spanish supermarket

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Video surveillance at work is a considerable intrusion into private life and it is important to weigh up the right to privacy as provided for by article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights against the need for the surveillance. As a recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights illustrates, a fair balance has to be struck. More …