Category: Employment Law for Business

Dress Codes: Can you force female staff to wear bras to work?

Dress Codes: Can you force female staff to wear bras to work?

Much was made in the media last week about this week’s ruling in Germany giving employers the right to enforce specific dress codes on staff. There has been public outrage after the State Labour Court...

New law introduced under the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

New law introduced under the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

New law introduced in May under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 The first commencement order made under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 has been published. From 26th May...

Zero Hour Contracts – New Rules

Exclusivity terms unenforceable in zero hours comes into force under s 164(1). This section inserts the Employment Rights Act 1996, Pt 2A, which renders unenforceable any exclusivity term (see s 27A(3)) in a “zero...

How far can the duty of good faith go?

How far can the duty of good faith go?

Could an employer be legally bound by a broad statement that they would make no further changes to their pension scheme, even though this was not written into a contract? Yes, where this leads...

The Two Year Itch? Increased Qualifying Period for Unfair Dismissal

The Two Year Itch? Increased Qualifying Period for Unfair Dismissal

Like all relationships, the relationship between an employer and employee won’t always work out. But how much time do you need to know if there’s been a failed match? At the moment, as long...

Doctor’s dismissal and Right to a Fair Trial

Doctor’s dismissal and Right to a Fair Trial

The High Court has rejected a doctor’s claim that his dismissal was a determination of his civil rights thus entitling him to an independent and impartial tribunal under Article 6? Mattu v University Hospitals...

Employers erupt as ash cloud extends employees’ holidays. What can you do?

Employers erupt as ash cloud extends employees’ holidays. What can you do?

With thousands of people already stranded, the ash cloud is set to return to cause even more disruption to holidaymakers. Many questions are being raised as to where employers and employees stand in relation...

Workplace Mediation

Workplace Mediation

It’s true. Without the need for witchcraft and voodoo you too can have a happy workforce. “How?” I hear you cry disbelievingly… workplace mediation is the answer, simples. I’m writing this as a lawyer...

Termination Payments

Termination Payments

Well its all change in Employment Law today, one of those changes is the Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 coming into force which will affect the PAYE treatment of termination...

Discrimination laws in the spotlight after Andy Gray ‘sexism scandal’

Discrimination laws in the spotlight after Andy Gray ‘sexism scandal’

by Frances Nash   The sacking of Andy Gray is unlikely to mean the end of this increasingly heated debate, especially so for Mr Gray who has now appointed Lawyers over the termination of...