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Dismissal of employee for working in second job while on sick leave was unfair. What?

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 27 2011

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employer’s dismissal of an employee for working in a second job while on sick leave from the first was unfair

Ensure final written warnings are issued fairly especially if you want to rely on them later

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 24 2011

Most employers are aware of the need to tick all the relevant procedural boxes when it comes to taking a decision to dismiss - but how confident are you that your managers apply the same rigorous approach when issuing final written warnings?

Do employees have a right to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing?

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 22 2011

Not if they work for a private sector employer

Employment review

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 20 2011

It looks increasingly unlikely that the "dual discrimination" provisions set out in the Equality Act 2010 will be coming into force this April

Tax treatment of post-P45 termination payments

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2011

As the law currently stands, if an employer makes a termination payment to an employee after the P45 has been issued, and the payment is taxable (in whole or in part), it is required to deduct tax at basic rate only

What’s coming into force in April 2011?

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 31 2011

A number of employment law changes will be taking place in April 2011

New National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2011

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2011

Following recommendations from the Low Pay Commission, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced the National Minimum Wage rates that will apply from 1 October 2011:The adult rate (for workers aged 21 and over) will increase by 15p from £5

“One of our employees has posted a comment on his Facebook site saying that if he was a potential customer he wouldn’t touch us with a bargepole. What can we do?”

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 28 2011

This is just the latest in a line of queries we have received from clients recently concerning employees who have perhaps lost sight of the difference between social media posts and a real conversation in their remarks about their company, boss or colleagues

To what extent does TUPE constitute a defence to an equal pay claim?

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 22 2011

TUPE and equal pay, possibly the two employment issues that employers dread most!

Should employees on long-term sick leave accrue holiday indefinitely?

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • European Union
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  • July 22 2011

And finally, with the holiday season upon us, it seems only right that we should highlight a recent case working its way through the European Courts which may curtail the holiday that employees can claim to accrue during periods of long-term sick leave