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Redundancy & Maternity Leave. What is the law?
Recently when conducting some redundancies for an employer, they had two employees that were on maternity leave and were concerned how to manage this correctly as the last thing they wanted, was to […]Read more
Victory for engineer ‘dismissed while he was depressed’
Following our recent blog “New ACAS Mental Health Guide’ written on the 25th October 2017, here is a case in relation to a depressed software engineer working in Cambridgeshire since 2011 who has […]Read more
K Maxx employee fired after ‘fight’ over trainers wins tribunal
This is a very interesting retail case in relation to an employee being dismissed over a fight over trainers and failure to obtain professional medical advice when needed. Matthew Pinto-Chilcott MD of Consensus […]Read more
Is your employee holiday “messed up”?
Holiday – Ryanair cancelled 82 flights on Sunday after admitting it had “messed up” the planning of its pilots’ holiday. The budget airline said on Saturday 16th September that it would cancel 40-50 flights […]Read more
Postman wins £22,000 at Employment Tribunal (ET)
This is a recent case that took place at an Employment Tribunal in Manchester on the 3rd – 6th April 2017 concerning a Worker who had requested flexible working back in 2012 to […]Read more
Butchers ‘meal deal’ Award of £6,091.
This is a case, which was recently at an Employment Tribunal (ET) & brought by a former employee for failure to follow the Acas Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures. It highlights the importance of […]Read more
Two-thirds of workers enjoy following a dress code
Matthew from Consensus HR states ” When we draft Contracts of Employment & Employee handbooks for clients one of the key areas we discuss is their dress code within the workplace and what […]Read more
A Hidden Cost!
Recruitment within businesses can sometimes entail a hidden cost that business owners do not take into account such as the additional burden for the team to develop the new member in the role […]Read more
Employment Tribunal Fees to be Scrapped
“Supreme Court verdict follows four-year fight by Unison the union and is a victory for everyone in work” comments the Union. Unison have won their four year struggle to prove that Employment Tribunal […]Read more
Compassionate Leave in the workplace.
One of the many questions we get asked in relation to compassionate leave in the workplace by our clients is what is the law in relation to ‘bereavement / compassionate leave’ and what […]Read more
Holiday are coming!, Holidays are coming!
As the well-known tune goes, although for different holidays (Christmas), employee’s holidays are soon to be coming in their droves due to the summer school holidays. This is when the Policies & Procedures […]Read more
The Temperatures Are Rising!
What are the legal / best practices for businesses when it comes to their teams? The British weather does not generally result in extreme temperatures but what about when this does happen and […]Read more