Can you start a disciplinary procedure for an issue that has already been dealt with? Can you bring up historic misconduct? – Episode 110

October 30, 2018 by alison

What are your options with disciplinary action & double jeopardy In this episode of the podcast I cover a listener question, which asks, how far back can you go with a disciplinary issue? and can you resurrect an issue that a previous manager dealt with informally but you now feel should have been dealt with […]


Supreme Court Decision in the ‘Gay Cake’ Case: Episode 109

October 15, 2018 by alison

A summary of the decision in the Supreme Court Discrimination case of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Limited In this episode of the podcast I cover the high profile case which has become known as the ‘Gay Cake’ case, in which the Ashers Baking Company Limited refused to create and sell a cake to Mr […]


Wrongful Dismissal: Episode 108

October 2, 2018 by alison

A guide to Wrongful Dismissal: What is it and when is it applicable? Following a suggestion by a podcast listener in this episode of the podcast I cover an overview of Wrongful Dismissal and summarise the information you need to know as an employer, business owner or HR professional.  In this episode I will cover: […]


Time Limits in the Employment Tribunal: Episode 107

September 17, 2018 by alison

When is it not ‘reasonably practicable’ for a claim to be submitted in time? In this episode of the podcast I review an interesting case decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal about time limits and the provision of section 111 of the Employment Rights Act which allows claims to be submitted out of time when […]


An overview of Health & Safety rights & protections at work: Episode 106

August 21, 2018 by alison

Health & Safety at Work: An Overview In this episode of the podcast I deal with a suggested topic from a podcast listener who emailed and said: “Really enjoy listening to your podcasts. Could I ask that you consider health and safety at work, workplace danger and Section 44 of the ERA 1996 as a future […]


What can you do if you find out an employee has a criminal conviction? Episode 105

August 6, 2018 by alison

Working Time and Hours

What can you do about undeclared convictions of existing employees? In this episode of the podcast I answer a question from a podcast listener with regards to criminal convictions and what you can do if you find an employee has a conviction you did not know about, which, whilst it does not impact on their […]