A recent case on Restrictive Covenants: Episode 52

When can you restrict an employee from working for a competitor?  In this weeks’ episode I bring you a recent case which reiterates the importance of getting your restrictive covenants right from the outset and on regularly reviewing the terms to make sure they are relevant. It is better to be proactive than leave it […]

Focus on the National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage: Episode 51

What are my obligations as an employer and how can I work out if I am paying the National Living Wage? In this weeks’ episode I bring you a focus on the National Minimum Wage and Living Wage and what you should be considering carefully with regards to your employees. In this episode I will […]

Employers Vicarious Liability for Employees: Episode 50

When is an employer liable for the actions of an employee? In this weeks’ episode I bring you a case regarding vicarious liability, where an employer is liable for the actions or omissions of an employee which causes harm to another. The case is a rather interesting one on the facts; Mohamud v WM Morrison. […]

Discrimination at work: Episode 49

Is an instruction to only speak English at work discrimination? A recent discrimination case has been decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal concerning an instruction to a Russian employee not to speak Russian at work, an interesting case for various reasons. In this episode I will cover: What the relevant legal provisions are regarding direct […]

Holiday Entitlement & Pay: Episode 48

Frequently Asked Question about Holiday Entitlement & Pay Following a surprising question from an employee client I thought that it would be helpful to dedicate an episode to answering some of the frequently asked questions abut holiday. In this episode I will cover: The background to holiday entitlement and pay in the UK The Working […]

Tribunal Time Limits & Holiday Entitlement Update: Episode 47

Employment Tribunal Time Limits & Holiday Entitlement for 2015/16 & 2016/17 In this episode of the Podcast I bring you two updates that you should be aware of. In this episode I will cover: ACAS Early Conciliation Time Limits in the Employment Tribunal The extension of Time Limits in the Employment Tribunal Holiday entitlement under […]

Wrongful Dismissal & Breach of Confidentiality: Episode 46

Mr M Farnan v Sunderland Association Football Club A claim for wrongful dismissal in the High Court In this episode of the Podcast I bring you the detail and Judgement from a claim brought by a former employee of Sunderland FC which emphasises the need to have good provisions and policies for confidentiality in your […]

Redundancy Part 3: Selection

The third instalment of a mini series focusing on Redundancy Episode 3: Selecting Employees for Redundancy This is the third episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: Why getting the correct […]

Redundancy Part 2: Consultation

The second instalment of a mini series focusing on Redundancy Episode 2: Consultation This is the second episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: What the difference is with consultation for […]

Unfair Dismissal: Frequently Asked Questions

The final instalment of a 6 part mini series focusing on Unfair Dismissal Episode 6: Listener questions answered about disciplinary issues & unfair dismissal In this weeks’ episode of the podcast I will answer some of the most frequently asked questions from Employers about how to deal with disciplinary issues and how to avoid a […]

Unfair Dismissal: Compensation & Remedies Episode 5

The fifth instalment of a 6 part mini series focusing on Unfair Dismissal Episode 5: What is the compensation that an employee can be awarded if successful with a claim for unfair dismissal? In this weeks’ episode of the podcast I will tell you what the compensation could be for an employee who is successful […]

Unfair Dismissal: The Reasonableness of Dismissal Episode 3

The third instalment of a 6 part mini series focusing on Unfair Dismissal Episode 3: How to ensure the decision to dismiss is reasonable In this weeks’ episode of the podcast I tell you all about the second test for a fair dismissal, the reasonableness test. This is the third of 6 episodes that will […]

Unfair Dismissal: Potentially Fair Reasons Episode 2

The second instalment of a 6 part mini series focusing on Unfair Dismissal Episode 2: What are the potentially fair reasons for dismissal? In this weeks’ episode of the podcast I bring you the five potentially fair reasons for dismissing an employee. This is the second of 6 episodes that will focus on all of […]

Unfair Dismissal: An Introduction Episode 1

The start of a 6 part mini series focusing on Unfair Dismissal Episode 1: What is Unfair Dismissal? This weeks’ episode of the podcast is an introduction to the law regarding unfair dismissal. This is the first of 6 episodes that will focus on all of the key aspects of unfair dismissal, including everything you […]

Victimisation, Discrimination and Association: Episode 33

Can an employee claim victimisation as a result of association?  This weeks’ episode of the podcast features the case of Mr Thompson, a bus driver, against his employer the London Central Bus Company. Mr Thompson was subject to disciplinary action which he alleged was as a result of his association with other employees who had […]

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