Is grievance procedure proof of contract?

In Gordon v J & D Pierce (Contracts) Limited, a man’s claim for unfair dismissal was refused because an employment judge said that, by having used his employer’s grievance procedure, he was still technicallyemployed. Mr Gordon resigned from structural steelwork contractors J & D Pierce (Contracts) Limited, and brought a claim ofconstructive dismissal after his […]

Recruiting overseas workers in 2021

Recruiting workers from overseas, whether from the EU or further afield, requires employers to navigate the UK’s immigration rules. For employers who are used to relying on the free movement of workers from Europe, the points-based system (“PBS”) is more complex and expensive than they are used to. For employers who are experienced in recruiting […]

Making your workplace Covid-19 secure

As the stay at home rule relaxes and businesses get the green light to re-open, employers are making plans to bring their staff back into the workplace. All employers have a statutory duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees as far as reasonably practicable. The government’s message remains that employees should […]

Employment law factsheet 2020

Whilst businesses are busy organising their workforces during the current Covid-19, there are a number of changes effective from 6 April 2020 of which employers need to be aware. Statutory rates of pay As usual in April 2020, a number of statutory rates of pay have changed. These are as follows:- Statutory Sick Pay has […]