Employment, Dismissal and grievance

Equality and diversity

Good employment practices should generally encourage employers to develop and embrace diversity in the workplace. But what does ‘diversity’ mean and what should employees expect from employers? The...

Employment Law – Family friendly rights

There are many family-friendly statutory rights available in the workplace. As an employee, it is important to understand what these are. This factsheet looks at rights relating to maternity and...

Gender recognition

Gender reassignmentWe are increasingly receiving requests for advice on matters concerning gender recognition, what it means and how individuals may be treated under the law if they are transgender/...

Email and Internet Policies

In a world which contains the “internet of things” it is perhaps inevitable that a lot of business is conducted via the internet either website or email.  As such employers generally have in place...

Employment – Basic rights

This factsheet aims to clearly set out your basic statutory rights as an employee. It does not cover family-friendly statutory rights – these are explained in another factsheet: Employment Law –...

Redundancy

Sometimes a business is not doing well or has to reorganise to meet the needs of its customers or clients. Other times, due to mergers and acquisitions, it is necessary to change the profile of the...

Grievance procedure at work

All employees have a right to be treated fairly in the workplace. Sometimes you may feel this is not happening and want to bring the matter to your employer’s attention. Very often you can raise a...

Misconduct at work

An employee needs to be aware of the type of behaviour which is unacceptable in the workplace. It is therefore usual for your employer to set out in your contract or staff handbook the types of...

Dismissal: Sickness & Capability

Sometimes things at work don’t go well and there may be performance-related issues or concerns about your illness-related absence. If matters are not resolved, your employer may decide to terminate...

Social Media

We frequently hear from employers and employees, about the use of social media in the work place. The concern, is often, whether comments made on social media breach a policy (if there is one), or...