Employee resignations not always straightforward The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employee who gave notice anticipating an internal transfer had not resigned. The employee, in this case, applied for a role in another department within the hospital in…

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You’ve been asked for a reference Giving an employment reference can be a minefield. It’s easy to wax lyrical about members of staff who regularly make ’employee of the month’ status but what about the ones that you are secretly…

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The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 provides new statutory bereavement leave entitlements for bereaved parents which is akin to a hybrid form of paid compassionate leave at a most difficult and stressful time. The new bereavement leave is…

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The Government has confirmed that there will be no change to workers’ rights and protections in the event of a no deal Brexit. They will continue to have the same rights as they do now such as flexible working and…

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The Law Commission has confirmed that electronic signatures can be used to sign formal legal contracts such as contracts of employment. This clarification follows recent judgments of the Court of Appeal and the High Court which have decided that electronic…

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The Women’s Trust charity, which supports women on low pay, has said that the practice of asking job applicants for their current salaries fuels the gender pay gap.   The charity has suggested that featuring salaries in job adverts could…

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Research carried out by the University of the West of England has concluded that time spent dealing with work emails and other tasks during the commute to and from work should be counted as part of the working day.  …

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The Government has decided that caste should not be a protected characteristic in its own right.     The decision follows a public consultation seeking views on how to ensure that there is appropriate and proportional legal protection against unlawful…

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the primary question to be asked when considering bad faith for the purposes of a victimisation claim is the employee’s honesty.   The employee, in this case, was a trainee surgeon. Various issues…

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