With a series of major Scottish and UK employers announcing large scale job cuts in recent times, we look at what employers and employees need to be aware of in a redundancy situation.
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Despite rates of employment steadily increasing, there remains a gap between the employment rate of disabled people compared with those who are non-disabled. Disabled people are twice as likely to fall out of work, with around 300,000 people with a long-term mental health condition falling out of work every year. The Government is now consulting on a number of proposals which aim to reduce ill health-related job loss.
This is a frequently asked question by employers and a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case considered whether or not it would be misconduct for an employee to make a covert recording at work; and held that it would usually be, except in the most pressing of circumstances.
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, also known as TUPE, is a piece of legislation that most businesses will have to deal with at some point. It is also one of the more complex areas of employment law. Here we look at some recent issues we have encountered in relation to TUPE.