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Latest Employment articles

  • Common issues for employers when dealing with TUPE regulations

    Common issues for employers when dealing with TUPE regulations

    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.

  • What is unacceptable behaviour in the workplace?

    What is unacceptable behaviour in the workplace?

    Given that the potential consequences of allowing unacceptable behaviour to go unchallenged are severe (in terms of productivity, staff morale and retention rates), it is important that employers take the appropriate action to create an open culture within the workplace, where staff feel comfortable and safe.

  • Sex Discrimination & Shared Parental Leave

    Sex Discrimination & Shared Parental Leave

    The Court of Appeal has today published its decision in relation to Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police and Ali v Capita Customer Management, two cases that considered whether or not it was discriminatory for employers not to pay a man who takes shared parental leave following the birth of a child at the same rate as a woman on maternity leave.

  • The fairness of final written warnings when it comes to dismissing an employee

    The fairness of final written warnings when it comes to dismissing an employee

    A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case highlights the importance for an employer of being able to rely on existing warnings when it comes to justifying the dismissal of an employee, and the difficulty an employee will have in later challenging such previous warnings before a tribunal. The appeal considered whether it would have been appropriate for the Employment Tribunal to have considered whether a final written warning that had been previously issued to the Claimant was valid.

  • Agricultural Wages in Scotland

    Agricultural Wages in Scotland

    The Scottish Government has recently released a guide for workers and employers with regards to agricultural wages in Scotland. Here Ewan Stafford from our employment team tells us everything we need to know.