Thomas Cook – Are they ‘off the hook’ to their employees?

This morning saw the demise of yet another iconic British tour operator and airline; Thomas Cook. Thomas Cook has ceased trading with immediate effect and with the loss of 22,000 jobs; 9,000 of which are based in the UK. Those employees made redundant as a result may be entitled to unpaid wages, statutory holiday and…

Need to suspend an Employee? Our Top Tips!

As a general rule, some employers will suspend employees when they are suspected of committing gross misconduct. However, employers should be cautious about suspending as a matter of course. Is it a neutral act? Whilst it is commonly cited that suspension is a neutral act, and your suspension letter will likely state this, suspension is…

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...

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