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Term of employment

As recently reported in the news, from September 2015 all state schools will be able to decide their own term dates, under plans for more school…


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Successful appeals and the curious case of the vanishing dismissal

When an employer upholds an appeal against dismissal, what exactly does that mean? In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal gave further…


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Handling Grievances: I have two employees who refuse to work together, what should I do?

Assuming that neither employee has raised a formal grievance, you should try to resolve the issue informally.


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Variation to employment contracts

In the current economic climate, employers need to have flexibility in their workforce. However, achieving that flexibility is sometimes complicated…

Martin Edwards
Martin Edwards Consultant

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The cost of reasonable adjustments

The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled staff is arguably the foundation stone of the disability provisions under the Equality Act 2010.

Mark Landon
Mark Landon Partner

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Breakdown of relationships justifies dismissal

If an employee is dismissed as a result of a breakdown of trust and confidence, should the dismissal be for misconduct or for 'some other substantial…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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Continuing duty of care to former employees

It's long been established that an employer providing a reference owes the relevant employee a duty to take reasonable care in the preparation of the…

Mark Landon
Mark Landon Partner

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Preece v JD Wetherspoons plc

This case highlights the importance for an employer of having a robust social media policy as the use of social media sites continues to increase.


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