With temperatures hitting the high 20-degrees in the next few days, employers may have to deal with a raft of summer employment issues. Laura Merrylees sets out six common summer scenarios. Summer employment issues Should every weekend be a long weekend? Can employees be required to work from home if the transport system is disrupted Read more about Summer Luvin…….?[…]
Is the assessment of whether an employee has a strong connection to the UK (to give an employment tribunal territorial jurisdiction to consider a claim) objective rather than subjective? James English of Hempsons solicitors Yes, held the EAT in Green v SIG Trading Ltd. The Respondent (a limited company registered in the UK) employed the Claimant Read more about Which Jurisdiction?[…]
On a hot day employee moral can take a real hit, check out these top tips by Sophie Parrott: Readers and other experts reveal how to keep employees happy when the temperature soars With the mercury soaring to its highest point so far this year, staff may struggle to keep their cool. Whether it’s taking Read more about Ice Cream[…]
Online Judgments – are they are really useful resource for Employers, or, is it the key to the skeleton cupboard? The online database of employment tribunal judgments announced some time ago is now being populated with significant amounts of material. Users can now search employment tribunal judgments in England, Wales and Scotland by reference to Read more about Online Tribunal Judgments[…]
This is a question we get quite regularly “What can I do if my employee does something I don’t like on social media?” – well, in this particular case, the Employer was within their rights to dismiss. That isn’t always the case though – ask us if you need some assistance! An employment tribunal has Read more about Employees & Social Media[…]
Yes, you did read that title correctly! An employee has been awarded £182,000 for age discrimination in the workplace. You can read more about this case here: http://www2.cipd.co.uk/pm/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2017/05/08/tribunal-win-39-shows-dangers-of-not-respecting-retirement-wishes-39.aspx
Businesses should always ensure that any comments they make (whether said out loud or written down) should be suitable, professional and accurate. It is important to remember that even if the candidate is unsuccessful at gaining employment with yourselves, they could still make a claim for discrimination or, as in the case below, cause huge Read more about Comments during Interview[…]
HRAW supporting Mental Health Awareness Week – this is a interesting article, worth a read! Surviving or Thriving? What is the Difference?