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 […]

An Interview with Juliette Chan: Episode 82

Grief and Loss at work: An interview with Juliette Chan Although my focus is on the law and the legal side of employing people I am very interested in and enthusiastic about ways in which my clients can be the best employers and get the most out of their people. After meeting Juliette at a […]

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 […]

Mental Health & Work Mini Series – Episode 2

Mental Health & Disability  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 this episode […]

Mental Health & Work Mini Series – Episode 1

A focus on Stress at Work 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 to […]

Boxer v Excel Group Services Ltd: Worker or Self-Employed Person – Episode 74

Is a cycle courier a self-employed person or a worker? This weeks’ episode is about one of four cases that are making their way through the London Central Employment Tribunal on the issue of the status of workers. In this case Mr Boxer, who is a cycle courier, has asserted that he is a ‘worker’ […]

Why dealing with conduct issues now can save you time (& stress) later

It is easy to let things slide & have an easier life, BUT it can be costly later on  In this weeks’ episode I explain the importance of addressing issues and having those difficult conversations when they occur rather than letting it go and trying to deal with it later on. In the last few […]

Social Media at Work: Episode 72

An update on Social Media considerations for Employers In this weeks’ episode I bring you an update on social media considerations for employers. I have been contacted numerous times in the last couple of weeks with questions about social media issues at work by both employers and employees and therefore I thought that it would […]

Family Friendly Rights at Work: Frequently Asked Questions

Employers Questions Answered This is a mini series focusing on family rights at work and the considerations which apply with regards to employees who are parents/will be parents. In this fifth and final episode in the series I answer some frequently asked questions from employers and give guidance on some good practice. In this episode […]

Family Friendly Rights at Work: Episode 4 – Shared Parental Leave & Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave & Parental Leave This is a mini series focusing on family rights at work and the considerations which apply with regards to employees who are parents/will be parents. In this fourth episode in the series I summarise the two different types of Parental Leave that are available for employees who are parents. […]

Family Rights at Work: Episode 3 Maternity & Adoption Leave & Pay Additional Considerations

Employee Rights: Some Additional Considerations This is a mini series focusing on family rights at work and the considerations which apply with regards to employees who are parents/will be parents. In this third episode in the series I round off with some final information employers will need to know with regards to employees who take […]

Family Rights at Work: Episode 2 Maternity & Adoption Leave & Pay

Employee Rights to Maternity Leave & Pay and Adoption Leave & Pay This is a mini series focusing on family rights at work and the considerations which apply with regards to employees who are parents/will be parents. In this second episode in the series I bring you details about maternity leave and maternity pay and […]

Family Rights at Work: Episode 1 Pregnancy

Employers Obligations: Pregnancy Notification In this weeks’ episode I bring you the first episode in a mini series focusing on family rights at work and the considerations which apply with regards to employees who are parents/will be parents. In this episode I will cover: When an employee is legally obliged to inform you they are […]

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