National Minimum Wage & Constructive Dismissal Claim: Episode 96

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

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

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

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 […]

GDPR: Questions Answered – Episode 91

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) […]

Sexual Harassment at Work: Episode 88

What is Sexual Harassment? & How does the law protect people in the UK? Following recent news about the long running and high profile allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein in the US there has been a lot of coverage in the media about sexual harassment and harassment in the workplace. With this coverage has […]

Suspension at work: Case Examples – Episode 87

Examples of cases involving suspension at work Following the last two episodes in which I covered suspending employees I have compiled some cases involving suspension at work to give you some examples of the facts and circumstances. In this episode I will cover: Camden and Islington Mental Health and Social Care Trust v Atkinson UKEAT/0058/07 […]

Should you suspend employees pending criminal proceedings?

What are an employers options when an employee is charged with a criminal offence? Should they suspend indefinitely?  Following the last episode in which I covered suspending employees I have been contacted by a listener who raised some great questions about suspending employees when there are criminal allegations either related to work or behaviour outside of […]

Everything you need to know when suspending employees: Episode 85

Suspension Checklist We are contacted on an almost daily basis by employees who have been suspended from work and often it is as a result of poor communication or poor planning and consideration. Many employers believe that suspending an employee is a neutral act and there is no risk in suspending whilst disciplinary issues are […]

Employment Cases in the News August/September 2017: Episode 84

Employment Law & HR issues in the news Normally when I talk about a case on the podcast it is because it has importance from a legal perspective, usually it has been reported in legal journals and websites and the main issue covered is the point of law. This week there have been three employment […]

Supreme Court Ruling on Employment Tribunal Fees: Episode 83

No more fees in the Employment Tribunal Undoubtedly you will have heard in the news or online about the Supreme Court decision that the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees for employees to make a claim is unlawful and as a result effective immediately employees will not have to pay the £160 or £250 fee for […]

Are fathers entitled to enhanced shared parental pay?: Episode 80

When a female employee receives full maternity pay should a man on shared parental leave receive the same?  In this weeks’ episode I review the recent decisions regarding the payment of enhanced pay to fathers who take shared parental leave. There are two decisions of the Employment Tribunal, Leicester ET and Leeds ET which have […]

The Government Legal Service v Brookes – Reasonable adjustments in recruitment: Episode 79

An interview with Terri Brookes  In this weeks’ episode I interview Terri Brookes who applied for a job as a trainee solicitor with the Government Legal Service (GLS) and requested a reasonable adjustment as a result of her aspergers. When the GLS refused to make adjustments to their recruitment process Terri made a claim in […]

Mental Health & Work Mini Series: Episode 4

Mental Health: An interview with the experts  Mental Health of employees is a difficult subject for employers to tackle and there are a number of implications of getting it wrong. In this mini series I will be focusing on Mental Health at Work and providing some hints, tips and legal advice for employers. This is […]

Mental Health & Work Mini Series – Episode 3

Mental Health: Best Practice for Employers  Mental Health of employees is a difficult subject for employers to tackle and there are a number of implications of getting it wrong. In this mini series I will be focusing on Mental Health at Work and providing some hints, tips and legal advice for employers. The focus in […]

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