Restrictive covenants are clauses in employment contracts which protect a legitimate business interest by restricting what the employee can do both during and after their employment. The clause must be reasonable – but what is reasonable?
Remote working, communication technologies and social media can all blur the lines between home and work, professional and personal lives. With many colleagues also ‘friends’ online, inappropriate conduct on social media can easily have consequences in the workplace.
Agency workers who are employed for more than 12 weeks receive the same basic terms and conditions of employment as permanent staff. Does this mean an agency worker can use the regulations to insist on the same hours as a permanent employee?
Secret recordings of meetings by an employee can be admissible evidence in cases if the tribunal thinks it is relevant. However, secretly recording a meeting might amount to misconduct, depending on the employer’s rules.