When is on-call time ‘working’ time for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage?

April 29, 2019 by alison

If there is no requirement to undertake work, but merely to be available for work, would it be ‘working time’ for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage? In this episode of the podcast I cover a recent case decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal which deals with employees who are ‘on-call’ with varying requirements […]

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Can you proceed with a disciplinary if an employee is absent due to sickness?

April 1, 2019 by alison

How do you deal with a situation where an employee is absent due to sickness and cannot attend a disciplinary? In this episode of the podcast I answer a question from a listener about what to do when an employee says that they are not fit to attend a disciplinary hearing .   In this episode […]

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What are an employers obligations with regards to time off for public duties?

March 18, 2019 by alison

What do employers need to be aware of when an employee wants to take time off for public duties and volunteering? In this episode of the podcast I answer a question from a listener about employers legal obligations when an employee requests time off to undertake public duties or volunteering.   In this episode I will […]

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Gender equality in the workplace

March 5, 2019 by alison

A reflection on Gender Equality in the lead up to International Women’s Day 2019 In this episode of the podcast I reflect on some of the issues facing women in the workplace including the challenges and statistics of the number of women who are leading the way in FTSE companies.  In this episode I will […]

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Is it discrimination to dismiss an unmarried employee who cohabits with their boyfriend if your religion and/or belief prohibit it?

February 19, 2019 by alison

A summary of the decision in the Employment Appeal Tribunal discrimination case of Gan Menachem Hendon Limited v De Groen In this episode of the podcast I cover the recent case of the Jewish nursery who dismissed an employee who refused to lie about cohabiting with her boyfriend. A case that follows the decision of […]

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What do employers need to know about snow & travel disruption?

February 5, 2019 by alison

Snow and travel disruption at work Following the snow across much of the UK last week the issue of snow and disruption at work and the inevitable questions about employers obligations has arisen. So in this episode of the podcast I cover what you should do if employees cannot attend at work because of snow.   […]

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