Our top tips for managing workplace grievances

Our top tips for managing workplace grievances

This blog will help you in managing discipline and grievances and help you decide what action to take. 1. Take into account pertinent laws The following considerations are advised when an employee raises a grievance: 2. Is the path formal or informal? Take into account the best course of action to solve employee grievance before…

Who foots the bill for legal costs on a settlement agreement?

Who foots the bill for legal costs on a settlement agreement?

Why do I need legal advice? is a question you might be asking yourself if your company has recently offered you a settlement agreement. Likewise, “What are the legal costs on a settlement agreement??” must be another question. We suggest you get independent legal advice from employment law advisers to know more about the contract…

Three issues to consider while determining the fair reason for employee redundancy

Three issues to consider while determining the fair reason for employee redundancy

Given that it is done correctly and the employer follows the law, redundancy is regarded as potentially fair grounds for dismissal. The employee who was terminated may be able to file a claim stating that the termination was unfair and/or discriminatory if the redundancy is not genuine, the proper procedure is not followed, or the…

Can one turn conduct into harassment based on claimant perception?

Can one turn conduct into harassment based on claimant perception?

In this blog, we will discuss harassment claim and the equality act 2010 and if it is enough for a claimant’s perception be to turn conduct into harassment? A recap on Harassment In violation of a person’s dignity or to create an intimidating, hostile, demeaning, humiliating, or offensive environment for that person, harassment is defined…

Is the United Kingdom getting closer to introduce a four-day work week?

Is the United Kingdom getting closer to introduce a four-day work week?

61 businesses participated in a four-day workweek pilot six months ago with no pay cut. Now, 56 of those organisations plan to keep using the four-day workweek when the experiment is through, with 18 preferring to implement the shift permanently. Participating employees were surveyed before and after, and the results showed that 39% reported feeling…

What legal protections do workers who are accused of bullying at work and harassment or discrimination have?

What legal protections do workers who are accused of bullying at work and harassment or discrimination have?

Sadly, allegations of bullying at work are all too often. This year, there have been numerous media accounts of prominent people being accused of bullying, including the Duchess of Sussex and Priti Patel. Employers are required to provide for the health and safety of their workers in a reasonable manner. Common law, health and safety…

Ways HR leaders support employees through economic uncertainty 

Ways HR leaders support employees through economic uncertainty 

‘Once-in-a-generation’ events have occurred frequently over the past few years, with Brexit and a global pandemic as the two most notable examples. The current cost-of-living dilemma is currently affecting society. The rate of inflation is still rising quickly, driving up the price of everything at a rate that has not been witnessed in the past…

Managing workplace investigation and disciplinary procedures for employee dismissal 

Managing workplace investigation and disciplinary procedures for employee dismissal 

An organisation may start a disciplinary procedure that adheres to the ACAS rules when it accuses an employee of misbehaviour. Any official disciplinary hearing will provide the employee with the option of having a coworker or union representative present. Any charges of wrongdoing must be thoroughly investigated by the organisation, and the employee must be…

What compensation could you receive with a successful constructive dismissal claim?

What compensation could you receive with a successful constructive dismissal claim?

Constructive dismissal pay, often known as “unfair severance pay,” is the sum of money given to an employee who feels that their employer has fundamentally broken the terms of their employment. Employees may be able to resign and file a claim against you in front of an employment tribunal if you, as the employer, do…

Employer Imposing Disciplinary Measures in the Workplace on an Employee for Discrimination and Misconduct in posting racist comments online

Employer Imposing Disciplinary Measures in the Workplace on an Employee for Discrimination and Misconduct in posting racist comments online

The deplorable prejudice displayed by a discernible minority through physical violence, property destruction, and online posts has overshadowed the joyous moments when our men’s football team advanced to the Euro 2020 final and Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix. We’ve seen instances in the media of people being “outed” for making racist remarks online…