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The General Election and employment law – and 4 more Bank Holidays?

The General Election and employment law – and 4 more Bank Holidays?

28 April 2017 by Nicola Brown

When Theresa May announced that an election will be taking place on 8 June, many people were taken by surprise. The timing of the election and the fact that Parliament shuts down means that there are a number of ways in which planned legal changes may be delayed. If the current polls... read more »

Coming back to bite – employee fairly dismissed for historic tweets

Coming back to bite – employee fairly dismissed for historic tweets

28 April 2017 by Anna Rabone

There can be situations where an employer only finds out about misconduct committed by an employee some time after it occurred. The question is can the employer then do anything about that historical misconduct? A recent Employment Tribunal case examined this question (Creighton v Together Housing Association Ltd). The facts of the case... read more »

Dismissals for “some other substantial reason”

Dismissals for “some other substantial reason”

28 April 2017 by Peter Stevens

Under the provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996, there are 5 potentially fair reasons why an employer may dismiss an employee. The main ones are: the conduct of the employee, the capability of the employee (which may be their competence in doing the job, or their inability to perform their role... read more »

Redundancy – but no redundancy pay?

Redundancy – but no redundancy pay?

28 April 2017 by Marianne Wright

As we highlighted in Nicola’s previous article, there are situations in which an employee can lose their entitlement to a redundancy payment if they unreasonably refuse an offer of suitable alternative employment from their employer. What makes an alternative role suitable? Whether an alternative role is suitable is an read more »