Category: Employment Law for Business

Unlawful Deduction of Wages (A Guide!)

Unlawful Deduction of Wages (A Guide!)

Part II of the Employment Rights Act 1996 sets out various statutory provisions that protect workers from unauthorised deductions from their wages. The definition of “worker” includes any individual working under a contract of...

Competitors Poaching Staff (and How You Can Prevent It!)

Competitors Poaching Staff (and How You Can Prevent It!)

Hiring talent from a competing company can help bring commercial and tactical advantage to your business. But if it is your employees that are at risk of being ‘poached’, this can have a devastating...

Protected Characteristics in the Workplace

Protected Characteristics in the Workplace

The Equality Act 2010 was introduced as the primary piece of legislation for the enforcement and prevention of discrimination. Its powers extend to the workplace, supporting anti-discrimination in all areas of employment. The Act...

Dress Code at Work (Do Employers Have a Say? )

Dress Code at Work (Do Employers Have a Say? )

Having a dress code at work does not apply to every workplace however in some industries you have to dress a certain way. Whether it is due to health and safety regulations or to...

Gross Misconduct in the Workplace

Gross Misconduct in the Workplace

When an employee commits an act that is so bad it warrants immediate dismissal, this is often referred to as ‘gross misconduct’. In some cases, an employer may be in their right to dismiss...

What is Constructive Dismissal?

What is Constructive Dismissal?

Constructive dismissal is a common type of claim brought before employment tribunals. Constructive dismissal occurs where an employee resigns as a result of their employer having breached their employment contract, which causes the employee to...

equal pay act

Employers & Equal Pay Act

The Equality Act 2010 enshrines in law the employers’ responsibility to pay employees equally for equal work, regardless of gender. Detail on how employers should approach employee pay to ensure equality is set out...

sick pay entitlement

Sick Pay Entitlement

Most employees who are absent from work due to illness are entitled to some kind of sick pay. Broadly speaking, an employees’ sick pay could take one of two forms, Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)...