Article Category: Employment Law & HR – Insight & Opinion

Responding to a Settlement Agreement FAQs

If you are an employee, Salaried Partner or Director and have been offered a settlement agreement but you are unsure what to do next, here are some FAQs to consider: 1. What is a Settlement Agreement? A settlement agreement is a legally binding document that, in most circumstances, will set out the terms on which… Read more »

Dealing with Mental Health Illness and Discrimination at Work

10th October 2019 marked World Mental Health Day, an annual campaign designed to raise awareness of mental health illness. According to the most recent statistics provided by Mental Health First Aid England, there were 526,000 cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in Great Britain which accounts for approximately 72 million working days lost, costing… Read more »

The Good Work Plan: How Does it Affect Your Organisation or Business?

The government’s proposals to take forward recommendations from the Taylor Review have been published in the Good Work Plan and is dubbed as the biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years. Effectively, these changes are intended to significantly change the landscape and provide workers with more employment law rights. Below is a summary… Read more »

What to do if an Employee submits a Flexible Working Request

Employers most importantly need to be aware of the statutory framework that governs the flexible working process. Flexible working requests are often not dealt with properly by employers who are unaware of these obligations. Flexible working indeed can promote a happier, dedicated and more productive workforce and therefore has benefits for both employees and employers… Read more »

Unfair Dismissal of a Pregnant Employee

What lead to the Unfair Dismissal of a Pregnant Employee? For the following article, we look at the case of Peart v Care Preference Ltd, which demonstrates a series of events that lead to the unfair dismissal of a pregnant employee. It is also important to be aware of how to ensure you treat pregnant… Read more »

Compulsory Liquidation: What Does This Mean for Employees of Thomas Cook?

On 23 September 2019, Thomas Cook entered into compulsory liquidation after last-minute rescue talks failed. This resulted in Thomas Cook ceasing to trade with immediate effect and its board of directors being replaced by a court-appointed liquidator known as the Official Receiver (OR). The OR’s task over the coming months will be to liquidate Thomas… Read more »