Health and Safety claim?

Every employment contract contains an implied term that the employer will take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of their employees. If an employer fails to take care of its employees’ safety during the pandemic, employees may be able to resign and claim constructive dismissal on the basis of a fundamental breach of that term. […]

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It appears you can have your cake AND eat it

So this is a very quick video to tell you that today, finally, the Supreme Court have ruled on the case of Gary Smith versus Pimlico Plumbers and Charlie Mullins. Charlie Mullins famously said that his workers, the people that work for him, the plumbers, “couldn’t have their cake and eat it”. But it appears […]

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Could you win an employment tribunal case if you needed to?

Most of our clients are terrified of the thought of ending up in an employment tribunal, not because they have done anything wrong, but because of the hassle, aggravation, time and money it takes to defend the case. Although the UK government have brought in charges in the hope that this would reduce the number […]

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Zero Hours Contracts – do they have a role to play in your business?

Since May 2015, employers have not been ‘allowed’ to include exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts of employment. However at the time, there was no penalty against them if they did so or if they disciplined an employee or treated them less favourably for working elsewhere or asking for permission to work elsewhere. Finally, some […]

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PeopleTalk – June 2013

Welcome to June’s edition of PeopleTalk. This month has already seen us exhibiting at the Great British Business Show at London’s ExCel on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June. With an estimated 47,000 visitors through the door it was a really exciting two days for us. Donna ran a seminar entitled “HR for SMEs” and despite the noise […]

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