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 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 […]
The end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 means your business should be taking preparatory steps now to protect its international workforce. EU nationals who are resident in the UK as at 31 December 2020 have the right to continue working and living in the UK under the Settlement Scheme. Those with five […]
In the case of Morales v Premier Fruits (Covent Garden) Ltd the Claimant, Mr Morales, was employed by Premier Fruits (Covent Garden) Ltd, whose business was hit heavily by the pandemic. In March 2020, the employer proposed a 25% pay cut for all staff and that they each take one week’s unpaid leave a month. […]
Michelle Tudor, senior associate in the employment team discusses some of the practicalities and legal issues that may arise as you bring your workforce back to work.
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 […]
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a further extension to the Job Retention Scheme until 31 October 2020. In his speech to Parliament, the Chancellor reported that 7.5 million jobs have been furloughed and the scheme has helped to support nearly one million businesses. It is reported that the scheme has paid out £10 billion so […]
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 […]