Providing Employee References

Two questions asked by employers alike are: Do I have to provide an ex-employee with a reference? If I provide a reference, what can I say in it? Employers should carefully consider whether to provide a reference and what to include within the same. This is because an employer owes the ex-employee a duty to…

School’s out but its business as usual?!

Whilst children are eagerly awaiting the end of the school year and the fun that the summer holidays hold for them, it is often a difficult time for parents juggling parental responsibilities and work which inevitably is going to have a knock-on effect for their employer. What can you do where a staff member is…

Off to pastures new?

Theresa May has resigned as Prime Minister and the leader of the Conservative Party with effect from the 7th June 2019. Following such a high-profile resignation, we are presented with the opportunity to consider what employers should do in the event an employee decides to move on to pastures new. Notice Period & Pay You...

The ‘Naked’ Truth of Redundancies

Two weeks ago, we saw the demise of a further restaurant chain. Jamie Oliver, known for being the Naked Chef, said he was devasted that 22 of his 25 restaurants have gone in to administration with the loss of around 1,000 jobs. One worker in Birmingham reported that the closure was “brutal and unexpected”. Redundancies...

Workplace Monitoring: How Far Can You Go?

Workplace monitoring to detect or investigate misconduct is not a new concept. Many employers will at some point have engaged in a review of email and internet records for this purpose. Is it still permitted under the new Data Protection Act 2018 (GDPR)? In short, yes. However, you need to give due consideration to the…

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