There are a number of ways in which you can attempt to resolve an employment dispute and reach a settlement without court or tribunal proceedings. One of those ways is workplace mediation. In this blog I explain what workplace mediation is and when it might be used.
Long Covid as a condition is difficult to define and as symptoms can vary it is not clear whether all cases of long Covid will meet the legal definition of disability.
Employers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments to help disabled job applications, employees and even former employees in certain circumstances.
If you are facing allegations of misconduct and your employer subsequently upholds the allegations, what sanction will your employer impose and what impact will any live or expired warnings have?
Employment Tribunal Time Limits
There are strict time limits within which the process of bringing a claim before the Employment Tribunal must be commenced. For most claims, this is three months less one day from the date of the incident or event which is the basis of the claim. Obviously it is always best to start the Employment Tribunal process in time to avoid any dispute about time limits. However, if that has not been possible, the Employment Tribunal does sometimes have discretion to extend the time limit.
Usually a fit note (doctor’s certificate) is not required unless an employee has been off work for more than seven days. However, a temporary change has been brought into effect which means a fit note is not required unless an employee has been off work for more than 28 days.
Misconduct at work could lead to disciplinary action and, if the conduct is sufficiently serious, result in your dismissal. It may also be fair for your employer to dismiss you for conduct outside of the workplace. The key issue is whether the conduct in question relates to the employment relationship.
Most parents understand how difficult it can be to juggle work and childcare. There are, however, rights in place to assist employees, such as the right to request flexible working and time off to care for children. Read on for more information.
A whistleblower is a worker who brings information about wrongdoing to the attention of their employer or a relevant organisation, also known more formally as making a disclosure in the public interest. Workers are protected from dismissal or suffering a detriment for having made a protected disclosure.