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Can defective disciplinary action be corrected by a subsequent appeal?  Yes, says the EAT
Added On: 2nd August 2016
In a case that will be of interest to a number of employers, the EAT in Khan v Stripestar Ltd has decided that a defective first stage disciplinary procedure can be remedied by a subsequent internal appeal, and importantly that there are no limits to the defects which can be set right... Read More
How The Office killed the workplace prank
Added On: 18th July 2016
Julie was recently contacted by The Telegraph for her views on 'workplace pranks'... Read More
Restrictive Covenants - Are they worth the paper they're written on?
Added On: 20th June 2016
The short answer is – yes, but only if they are ‘reasonable’... Read More
Sex Discrimination - ACAS launches new guide
Added On: 14th June 2016
ACAS have recently launched a helpful guide on sex discrimination.. Read More
Tattoos and piercings - love them or hate them?
Added On: 7th June 2016
Explicitly visible body tattoos and pierced eyebrows may fulfill dress code requirements if you work in a tattoo parlour but what about in the average workplace?.. Read More
Can you take action if an employee won't cooperate with your investigation?
Added On: 23rd May 2016
If you handle things properly, the answer is 'yes'... Read More
The new Trade Union Act
Added On: 16th May 2016
The Trade Union Act has received royal assent, although the implementation date for the new legislation isn’t yet know; this will be communicated in due course... Read More
Illegal Workers - don't fall foul of the new legislation
Added On: 9th May 2016
The Immigration Bill 2015-16, which is currently progressing through Parliament - and could be law by the summer.. Read More
Data Protection - important changes
Added On: 2nd May 2016
Last week, the European Parliament voted to adopt the General Data Protection Regulation.. Read More
How much service is needed to be able to claim unfair dismissal?
Added On: 25th April 2016
The question is often asked about how much service an employee needs to bring a claim for unfair dismissal... Read More