Menopause and productivity

Menopause and productivity Research by Health and Her and the Office for National Statistics has shown that 14 million working days are potentially lost to menopause symptoms each year. Research revealed that a …

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Unfair dismissal

Unfair dismissal For a dismissal to be fair, an employer must have a genuine belief in an employee’s guilt, based on reasonable grounds. Usually, having reasonable grounds involves a proper investigation. Is …

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Is employee monitoring by artificial intelligence (AI) the way to boost productivity?

Is employee monitoring by artificial intelligence (AI) the way to boost productivity? Some UK businesses are using AI package Isaak to monitor employees at work. Data gathered can include information on who employees are emailing, who accesses and edits files and even …

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Unfair dismissal and permanent health insurance (PHI)

Unfair dismissal and permanent health insurance (PHI) PHI provides employees with pay during long term sickness or incapacity. Policies can define incapacity differently. Some policies define it as an employee’s inability to return to their actual job. …

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Directors’ liability

Directors’ liability The High Court has recently looked at whether directors can be liable for a company’s breach of employee contracts. Directors are governed by the Companies Act 2006, which requires them …

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Written terms and conditions

Written terms and conditions Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 requires employers to provide employees with a written statement of their terms of employment within two months of starting work. Section 38 …

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National minimum wage

National minimum wage The issue of payment for being on-call has reared its head again in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. In Frudd v Partington, the employees were a husband and wife warden/receptionist team …

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Vicarious liability

Vicarious liability The High Court has recently looked at another Christmas party case where an employee was injured and then sued her employer. In Shelbourne v Cancer Research UK, the employer held …

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ACAS guidance on Brexit

ACAS guidance on Brexit ACAS has issued new guidance to assist both employers and employees in understanding the impact of Brexit in the workplace. Much employment law comes from EU directives so being prepared …

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Privacy Orders

Privacy Orders Usually, employment law cases are conducted in public and the press may report on them. In cases involving sexual harassment and sexual offences, employment tribunals may grant privacy orders in …

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