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Dismissal of employee for working in second job while on sick leave was unfair. What?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Do employees have a right to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2011

Not if they work for a private sector employer


Ensure final written warnings are issued fairly especially if you want to rely on them later
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • 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?


New National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2011
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Unfair dismissal qualifying period to increase from one to two years
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 3 2011

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, and the Chancellor, George Osborne, have today confirmed that the qualifying period for bringing an unfair dismissal claim will increase from one to two years


Employment review
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


“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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


No way back after premature dismissal letter
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2011

In the vast majority of cases it should be obvious whether an employee has been dismissed or resigned


What’s coming into force in October 2011?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • September 13 2011

The key employment law changes taking place on 1 October 2011 are these


Justice done or just seen to be done?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2011

This month, a faintly unsettling case about the importance of justice being seen to be done, seemingly regardless of whether it actually is