On 10 May 2023, the Government announced plans to reform the use of non-compete clauses in employment contracts. Legislation will be introduced which will limit such
A national bank holiday will take place on Monday, 8 May 2023 to mark the Coronation of King Charles III. Do workers have the right to
Using a PILON clause to bring forward employees’ termination dates after they have resigned does not amount to a dismissal – for now, at least.
In the recent case of Fentem v Outform EMEA Ltd it was decided that the employer’s use of a PILON clause to bring forward an employee’s termination date after he had resigned did not amount to a dismissal.
Look both ways before you cross the road: top tips for senior executives thinking of changing roles in 2022
It’s the start of another year and thoughts naturally turn to the new challenges and adventures that lie ahead – including in the world of work. You may be thinking about looking for a new role, or perhaps a job offer is already on the horizon.
Employers sometimes try to enforce contractual amendments on their workforce by using a “fire and rehire” strategy – terminating employment and offering to hire staff back on the new terms. The Government has confirmed that it does not intend to legislate against such practices, but it asked Acas to publish new guidance for employers wanting to make contractual changes which Acas has now done.
Look before you leap – does your employment contract prevent you from starting a new job? With the economy entering what we hope is a recovery phase we are seeing an increase in senior employees looking to start new jobs running up against restrictive covenants in their employment contracts.
Company was entitled to terminate its relationship with a contractor without giving notice despite being in breach of contract itself
A recent High Court decision demonstrates that where a Company has breached the express or implied terms of the contract, if the response or reaction from the other party itself amounts to a breach, the Company may still be able to rely on the other party’s breach and terminate the contract with immediate effect.
The rules governing statements of employment particulars (sometimes referred to as section 1 statements) are changing on 6 April 2020. The wider category of “workers” will become entitled to receive a statement and statements must be provided earlier and contain more information…
It’s hard to believe that the #MeToo movement took off little more than two years ago. Not only has the movement empowered victims to speak up against harassment and encouraged employers to reflect on their approach to dealing with such allegations.
Acas has published new guidance on handling neurodiversity in the workplace. Neurodiversity refers to different ways the brain can use and interpret information…
SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION COULD BE INFERRED WHEN GAY HEADTEACHER WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN DISMISSED DURING A FLAWED DISCIPLINARY PROCESS
Mr Aplin was an openly gay headteacher at a primary school. He met two 17 year old boys on the Grindr app and the three of them had consensual sex…
Ms Wood worked for iforce Ltd, a logistics company, at one of its warehouses packing items at a fixed workbench. She had osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition and a disability…