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An Employee Is Leaving

Once the worker starts with a new employer they can ask to see a copy of a reference. They have no right to ask their previous employer. The employee may be able to challenge a reference they think is unfair or misleading if they consider they’ve been given an unfair or misleading reference, they may …
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The Cost Of Losing Goes Up

We have reported recently, the massive rise in cases being taken to Employment Tribunal fees were ruled unlawful. Claims up 90%, Multiple employment tribunal claims up by 467% and now, for employers, the cost of losing an appeal has shot up. From 6th April this year, the maximum compensation award for an unfair dismissal has …
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The E-cigarette Dilemma

As an employer of domestic/household staff, you may well have house rules relating to smoking at work. The smoking ban in 2007 made it illegal for people to smoke indoors in a work or public place, but many smokers use the 20 minute rest break, to which they are entitled during a working day of …
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