Employment, Dismissal and grievance

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

High angle view of an young brunette working at her office desk with documents and laptop. Businesswoman working on paperwork.[/caption] Sometimes a business is not doing well or has to reorganise...

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...

Settlement Agreements

In some instances an employer and employee may agree to go their separate ways. This generally happens when the relationship has broken down and it is agreed the employee will leave and find...

Disciplinary at work

An employer-employee relationship is not always plain sailing and occasionally there are times when an employee may find themselves subject to disciplinary action. Employers and employees should try...

Constructive Dismissal

Sometimes an employee’s relationship with their employer breaks down and cannot be repaired. We speak to many employees who feel this has happened to them and are wanting to know what they can do if...

Business transfers and TUPE

It may be the case that your employer’s business, or part of it, is transferred to another business. Similarly, it may be that your employer takes over an existing business or part of it. In those...

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/...