Unfair Dismissal: The Disciplinary Process

  Are you required to suspend a disciplinary procedure when an employee raises a grievance?  In this episode of the podcast I bring you details of a recent case decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal about unfair dismissal and the process of dismissal. The appeal in this case involved various questions, importantly including whether or not […]

Focus on Constructive Unfair Dismissal: Episode 21

 How to prevent and mitigate a constructive unfair dismissal claim In this episode of the podcast I bring the focus back to constructive unfair dismissal and what employer’s should do if they are faced with a resignation from an employee in a situation where there is a risk of a claim for constructive unfair dismissal. […]

The Right to be Accompanied: Episode 20

 An employee’s right to be accompanied at a disciplinary and grievance meeting In this episode of the podcast I tell you about a recent change to the ACAS code of practice on disciplinary and grievances which has been brought about by a decision of the employment appeal tribunal on the question of whether or not […]

Changing Contract Terms: Episode 19

   Can an employer make changes to employment contracts without consent? In this episode of the podcast I bring you a recent case dealing with changes to employment contracts as well as an overview of an employer’s options if an employee refuses to agree to the changes. In this episode you will learn When changes can be […]

Constructive Unfair Dismissal: Episode 18

  Constructive Dismissal In this episode of the podcast I bring you an overview of the law regarding Constructive Unfair Dismissal as set out in the Employment Rights Act 1996. In this episode you will learn What the difference is between Unfair Dismissal and Constructive Unfair Dismissal Why it is important to distinguish between the […]

Vectis Radio Listener Questions Answered: Episode 17

  Employer questions answered In this episode of the podcast the format is a bit different as I was recently invited to be a guest on the Business Insight show on my local community radio, Vectis Radio and during the show I answered a number of listener employer questions from business owners. Thanks to the […]

E-Cigarettes at work : Episode 16

  How do you deal with staff who ‘Vape’ at work In this episode of the Podcast I give you a summary of a recent Employment Tribunal case within which the issue of the use of e-cigarettes at work resulted in an employee facing disciplinary action and resigning from her employment. In this case the employee […]

Misuse of Twitter & Unfair Dismissal : Episode 15

  What happens when an employee tweets offensive comments In this episode of the Podcast I give you a summary of a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case within which the issue of the misuse of an employees personal twitter account resulted in his dismissal for gross misconduct.  In this case the employee Mr Laws tweeted offensive messages […]

Reinstatement of Employment following Dismissal

What happens when an employee is successful with their appeal In this episode of the Podcast I give you a summary of a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case within which the issue of reinstatement of an employee following a successful appeal against dismissal was discussed. In this case the employee Mrs Salmon was dismissed for […]

Obesity & Discrimination : Episode 13

  Is an Obese employee protected from discrimination?  In this episode #13 of the Podcast I discuss the recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which answers the question as to whether under European Law obesity is protected from discrimination. The case Karsten Kaltoft v Kommunemes Landsforening was referred from the Danish Courts […]

Shared Parental Leave : Episode 12

Shared Parental Leave In this episode #12 of the Podcast I discuss the changes that became law on the 1st December 2014 in respect of the new rights to shared parental leave.  The changes will effect all employers and you could be receiving notices of shared parental leave from as early as January 2015 for children due […]

Disciplinary procedures: Episode 11

  The problem with getting Disciplinary procedures wrong In this episode of the Podcast I give you a summary of a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case within which the issue of procedural irregularities with a disciplinary procedure were discussed. In this case the employee Mrs Old was dismissed in a career ending decision by her […]

How much should I pay during holidays?

Following the recent Employment Appeal Decision: How much do I have to pay employees on holiday? Following the news this week you may be scratching your head and asking yourself how much should I pay during holidays to employees? This episode of the podcast deals with this question. If you are an employer your attention […]

Unfair Dismissal Compensation: Deductions

Compensation & Deductions  In this episode 9 of the HR & Employment Law Podcast I bring you a summary of a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal Case, Contract Bottlling Ltd v Cave and McNaughton. In which the Appeal Tribunal gave a very helpful judgement on the way in which deductions from unfair dismissal compensation should be […]

What should be included on Wage slips? : Episode 8

  In this episode 8 of the HR & Employment Law Podcast I bring you a summary of a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal Case, Mr Ridge v HM Land Registry. In which Mr Ridge pursued a claim against the Land Registry for their failure to include itemised details of deductions from his wages on his […]

The right to take time off for Antenatal Appointments: Episode 7

Time off to attend up to two antenatal appointments with a pregnant woman From the 1st October 2014 eligible employees and agency workers will be able to take unpaid time off work to accompany a pregnant woman to two antenatal appointments, and there will also be a protection from suffering a detriment or being dismissed […]

Disability Discrimination & Reasonable Adjustments: Episode 5

In this Episode 5 of the Employment Law and HR Podcast I bring you a summary of a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case where the issue of reasonable adjustments was discussed and analysed. The case is called ‘North Lancashire Teaching Primary Care NHS Trust v Howorth’ and the decision of the Appeal Tribunal was recently […]

Early Conciliation : Episode 3

 ACAS Early Conciliation In this weeks’ episode I tell you all about the introduction of Early Conciliation, what it means and what I think of it. Particularly you will learn…. What you need to know about the way it works What to consider if you are contacted by ACAS How Early Conciliation fits with the […]

Disciplinary Issues- A case example: Episode 2

  Disciplinary Sanctions and increasing them on appeal In this weeks’ episode I tell you about a recent case decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal regarding disciplinary issues and appeals. The case is McMillan v Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. Particularly you will learn….. The effect of having a contractual disciplinary policy The importance of the […]

Right to request Flexible Working : Episode 1

  What do you need to know about an employees right to request flexible working? In this first episode I bring you all of the information you need to know about the new right to request flexible working. In particular you will learn What the law was before the change What it means practically How […]

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