Can an employer reasonably dismiss for serious rather than gross misconduct even if there have been no prior warnings? Theoretically yes, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal this month.
High sickness absence can place huge pressure on a business. How easy is it to take disciplinary action against a disabled employee for high sickness absence?
Sections 43A-43L of the Employment Rights Act 1996 protect workers who report malpractice (a ‘disclosure’) by their employer and are then treated badly.
As an employer, you need to protect your employees from any risks associated with Display Screen Equipment (DSE).
Most employers use overtime at some point, to satisfy increased demands such as a large order or an unexpected increase in work.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has looked at whether ‘mutuality of obligation’ can exist when someone is entirely free to choose when they work. Mutuality of obligation is where the employer must offer work and the individual must accept it.
Training, or lack of it, affects everyone in organisations from the bottom right to the very top. Last week, a construction boss received a ban from acting as a director following his failure to pay fines totalling £275,000 after pleading guilty to multiple health and safety breaches.
Employee status and ‘umbrella’ contracts. Can an individual employed as ‘bank staff’, with no guaranteed hours, be an ’employee’?
THSP Risk Management would like to take this opportunity to show support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present.
Over the next two weeks HSE Inspectors are focusing on smaller construction sites, be prepared.