National Minimum Wage & Constructive Dismissal Claim: Episode 96

April 6, 2018 by alison

Can an employee rely on the failure to pay National Minimum Wage to claim constructive unfair dismissal? In this episode of the podcast I cover a case, which is rather unusual, in that an employee was paid just 33p per hour. When she resigned and claimed constructive unfair dismissal her claims were initially unsuccessful as […]


A speedy resolution to disputes and difficult situations with employees: Episode 95

March 19, 2018 by alison

What can an employer do to resolve issues without lengthy procedures?  In this episode of the podcast I run through the procedure for trying to resolve issues with employees without the need for lengthy procedures particularly when you have not already done anything about it previously. In this episode I will cover: The options available; […]


What can a manager do when an employee has raised a grievance about them? Episode 94

March 5, 2018 by alison

What can a manager do to assert their authority and continue to manage an employee who has a grievance against them?  In this episode of the podcast I attempt to answer a great question from a listener about the practicalities of managing someone who has raised a grievance against you in response to your addressing performance […]


When does an employer have constructive knowledge of disability? Episode 93

February 19, 2018 by alison

Will an employer be expected to know an employee is disabled if the occupational health report says otherwise?  In this episode of the podcast I cover a case from the Court of Appeal which has dealt with this question and the broader issue of an employer’s constructive knowledge of disability and when this triggers the […]


The Employment Tribunal Process: Episode 92

February 5, 2018 by alison

What happens when an employee makes a claim against you in the Employment Tribunal? In this episode of the podcast I summarise the process that occurs after an employee sends their claim form to the Employment Tribunal and what you will need to consider as an employer defending a claim. In this episode I will […]


GDPR: Questions Answered – Episode 91

December 11, 2017 by alison

Answers to some questions you may have about the GDPR  Following on from the last two podcast episodes (episode 89 and episode 90) I round off this mini series on the GDPR and provide you some of the questions that have arisen in discussion and from my own enquiries for my business. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) […]