The Supreme Court has decided that a head teacher, Ms Reilly was fairly dismissed for gross misconduct, for failing to disclose to her school’s governing authority the fact that she had a close relationship with a sex offender. The teacher argued that she was under no duty to disclose the relationship.
A redundancy arises when there is a reduction in the employer’s requirements for employees to carry out work of a particular kind. Sometimes an employee whose role is redundant can be redeployed into another role in the organisation.
From the 21st April 2018, Council Directive 89/686/EC will be replaced by Regulation (EU) 2016/425, relating to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
As an employer you may require your employees to work longer hours from time to time to meet business needs. If you have a disabled employee who cannot work these hours, you may have to make reasonable adjustments
Cancer is listed as a disability under the Equality Act 2010, providing sufferers from protection from discrimination. Employers must also make reasonable adjustments to a cancer sufferer’s job to remove any disadvantage they suffer as a result of their cancer.
12.5 million working days are lost each year as a result of Work-related Stress, costing the UK economy a staggering £5 billion in total. It is the second most commonly reported case of occupational ill health in the UK.
A woman who was paid 33 pence per hour as a domestic worker and was unaware of her right to the national minimum wage has been successful in her claim for constructive unfair dismissal under the Employment Rights Act 1996.
Do you have to reconsider a decision to dismiss an employee if you later find out she is pregnant?
9 million working days are lost each year leading to a total loss to the UK economy of £2 billion in the UK because of Musculoskeletal Disorders, or MSD’s.
The role of Human Resources in disciplinary proceedings continues to be a hot topic. Managers conducting a disciplinary investigation or hearing may need advice from HR. However, HR should confine their advice to technical matters such as the law and procedure.