The HR Headmistress' blog

Employment Law Update – Unfair Dismissal and SOSR

6th July 2011

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has found that a dismissal for refusing to agree to a pay cut was fair. The employer, Garside and Laycock Ltd had to cut costs and increase their profit margins.

It asked its workforce to accept a 5% reduction in...

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Dismissal for SOSR – Difficult Personalities

28th June 2011

What do you do when an employee hasn’t actually done anything wrong, his (or her) work is competent, but they are so difficult that you can’t just ignore it? The answer is that if all else fails, you may be able to dismiss for some...

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Managing Misconduct

22nd June 2011

With the longest day just past and Wimbledon well under way, it might seem a bit late to be making New Year’s Resolutions, but it’s never too late to focus on managing people correctly.

When dealing with misconduct, it is important to...

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Employment Law Update – The Agency Workers Regulations

3rd June 2011

The Agency Workers Regulations, which come into force on 1st October, will implement the Temporary Agency Workers Directive, giving agency workers the same basic employment conditions after 12 weeks in a given job as if they had been employed...

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Employment Law Update – Employers Can Be Vicariously Liable For Employee Theft

25th May 2011

The doctrine of vicarious liability means that an employer can be legally liable for wrongful acts committed by an employee. However, this will only be so if the wrongful act is carried out in the course of the employee’s employment.

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