Category Archives: Employers

Anonymity Orders and Tribunal Judgements

A recent appeal case has highlighted the fact that an employment claim, which reaches a Tribunal, is almost always going to be made public when the judgement is published on the Public Register available online. Tribunal hearings are held in public with the public and press welcome to attend. The final judgement and their written […]

Why your reputation as an employer is going to be critical in 2019

I have written previously and spoken on the podcast about my views on the future of employment in the UK and the patterns I am starting to see with client’s businesses currently, which is, that it is becoming a candidate’s market when it comes to recruitment. Many businesses I work with are really struggling to […]

Is an employer liable for the actions of an employee at an unplanned staff party?

Possibly, held the Court of Appeal, based on the facts in the case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd. The Law In certain situations, an employer can be held responsible for the acts, or omissions, of its employees, if they took place in the course of their employment. This is known as Vicarious Liability. Vicarious […]

10 Free things you can do today to be a better employer

10 Simple things to try today As well as advising on how to ‘stay legal’ and avoid Employment Tribunal claims we also strive to improve the world of work for all and in particular we help our business clients to be better employers and provide a great work environment for their staff. It was with […]

HR & Employment Law Training

HR & Employment Law Training Day for Managers, HR Managers & Business Owners Cowes, Isle of Wight 28th June 2018 Real Employment Law Advice will be holding two training sessions on the Isle of Wight dedicated to providing managers with the skills they need to better manage their people. There are two sessions to choose […]

Expectation to work long hours gave rise to duty to make reasonable adjustments

In the case of United First Partners Research v Carreras [2018] an expectation that an employee would work long hours was found to be a provision, criterion or practice for the purposes of bringing a disability discrimination claim for failure to make reasonable adjustments. The Law The Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) imposes a duty […]

Is it fair to dismiss an employee who fails to provide documentary evidence that they have the right to work in the UK?

Unfair Dismissal: Dismissal for ‘illegality’ reasons In the recent case of Baker v Abellio London, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered if it was fair to dismiss an employee for failure to produce documentary evidence of his right to work in the UK, where that employee was not subject to immigration control. The Law To fairly […]

Segregation of sexes in mixed school is direct discrimination

Keeping male and female pupils separate in education is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 A recent case in the Court of Appeal has made waves in the education sector.  As a result of the decision in HMCI v. The Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School [2017], segregation of the sexes in co-educational schools will […]

What do you do if an employee fails to give notice?

What can you do if an employee leaves without giving their required notice?  The starting point when considering the answer to this question is what is the required notice period that the employee is required to give? If an employee has a contract of employment then it is normal for the notice period to be […]

Your Legal Lighthouse

Guiding you through the sea of Employment Laws   How would you describe dealing with employees and HR issues? Stressful? Time-Consuming? Takes you away from making money and moving your business forward? Frustrating? Worrying?   Where do you turn if you don’t know what to do about employee issues? Google ACAS Colleagues Friends Your spouse […]

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