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05 August 2020
ACAS has updated its guidance on how to manage staff redundancies during these unprecedented times. Click here to find out more... https://www.acas.org.uk/manage-staff-redundancies

21 July 2020
A self-employed hairdresser has won her employment tribunal claim for holiday pay, notice pay and redundancy pay after successfully arguing she was effectively an employee rather than truly self-employed. This was due to the level of control her employer asserted over her. Click here to read the full article in the Manchester Evening News. Control is one of the three factors considered when determining whether an employment relationship exists. The others are personal service and substitution and mutuality of obligations. These collectively are often referred to as the irreducible minimum. Their prevalence suggests that, although all factors must be considered…

14 July 2020
We have put together a series of blogs to discuss the various protections an employee may have when they raise health and safety concerns. It is important for all HR professionals and businesses to understand the protections afforded to employees and the employment law implications of employees raising health and safety concerns so as to limit risk and avoid costly court claims. Today’s focus is on automatically unfair health whistleblowing dismissal. Automatically unfair whistleblowing dismissal An employee will be regarded as automatically unfairly dismissed if the reason or principal reason for the dismissal is that they have made…

25 June 2020
We have recently received an influx of inquiries from employees reporting that their employer is fraudulently claiming money under the Government Job Retention Scheme by making them work whilst furloughed. From 1st July 2020, the new system of flexible furlough will be introduced under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, allowing furloughed employees to return to work on a part-time basis. However, under the current layout of the scheme, an employee cannot do work for an employer seeking the reimbursement during furlough, and it cannot ask them to do work for another linked or associated business. Furthermore, an employee can carry out…

19 June 2020
We have put together a series of blogs to discuss the various protections an employee may have when they raise health and safety concerns. It is important for all HR professionals and businesses to understand the protections afforded to employees and the employment law implications of employees raising health and safety concerns so as to limit risk and avoid costly court claims. Today’s focus is on health and safety detriments. Health and safety detriment Action short of dismissal on the grounds set out in our first blog in this series could amount to a detriment which is unlawful…

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