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Pure Employment Law > 2018 > November
Purely thrilled!

Purely thrilled!

1 November 2018 by Nicola Brown

We are delighted to confirm that yet again we have been recognised as a top firm in the 2019 edition of Chambers & Partners, the UK's guide to the legal profession. In addition, Peter and Nicola have both again been rated as 'notable practitioners' in employment law. The Chambers guides determine their ratings through... read more »

Setting the record straight – asking applicants about their criminal record

Setting the record straight – asking applicants about their criminal record

30 November 2018 by Nicola Brown

Some of you may have seen the statistics recently which claimed that “1 in 5 employers break the law in asking candidates about their criminal record.” In my view that was potentially misleading, and I thought it would be helpful for me to explain the position further. For most jobs, the disclosure of criminal... read more »

Colleagues unable to work together - which to sack?

Colleagues unable to work together - which to sack?

30 November 2018 by Peter Stevens

Who would want to be an employer in this situation? You have two employees who can’t work together. You have tried everything you reasonably can to resolve the issues between them, but to no avail. You don’t really want to get rid of either of them, but given the situation you have no... read more »

Is it always reasonable to dismiss an employee for failing a drugs test?

Is it always reasonable to dismiss an employee for failing a drugs test?

30 November 2018 by Marianne Wright

As employers, you have a legal duty to take reasonable care of the health, safety and welfare of your employees. If an employee is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs (whether prescription or illegal drugs) then you may be expected to take action to protect them and others. The... read more »