The HR Headmistress' blog

Employment Law Update – Holiday Entitlement and Sickness

11th August 2011

Following the decisions in the Stringer and Pereda cases in 2009, we know that an employee who is long term sick accrues holiday during the period of his sickness absence. However, the Working Time Regulations require an employee to request the...

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Employment Law Update – Employers Guide to Ramadan

5th August 2011

Ramadan started on 1st August. Muslims (including those who may not normally practice or pray) take the holy month extremely seriously. During this time participating Muslims fast during daylight hours and offer special prayers.

Employers can do...

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Some Other Substantial Reason - Potentially a Fair Reason for Dismissal

26th July 2011

One of the potentially fair reasons for dismissal is ‘some other substantial reason’ (SOSR). SOSR requires an employer to show that the substantial reason for dismissal was potentially fair and reasonable in the circumstances.

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Employment Tribunals: Counter Claims

20th July 2011

It is possible for an employer to submit a counter claim for breach of contract against an employee who has already submitted a breach of contract claim if they have suffered a loss through the employee’s failure to observe the terms of...

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How Do I Prepare For An Employment Tribunal?

8th July 2011

Employers these days all face the very real prospect of tribunal claims. Although employment tribunals were originally supposed to be quick, cheap and informal, they have evolved into almost the complete opposite.

Most claims are settled or...

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