You must usually give notice to lawfully terminate your contract of employment. There are exceptions, for example where the contract is for a fixed term and simply expires on a certain date or event, or where you intend to claim ‘constructive dismissal’. How you resign and what you say is also important.
A whistleblower is a worker who brings wrongdoing in the workplace to the attention of their employer or a relevant organisation. Whistleblowing is known more formally as making a protected disclosure.
The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees, job applicants and other workers such as agency workers and contractors. Age discrimination occurs if you are treated unequally because of your age or because you belong to a particular age group. Age discrimination is unlawful, unless it can be justified.
An employer might place an employee on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP), if that employee is not carrying out work to a satisfactory standard. I have received many enquiries from employees who are concerned about being put on a PIP and what it might mean for them.
Work-related stress can be generally defined as an adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work. Read on for more information on an employer’s duties to employees and what an employee might do if they feel they are suffering from work-related stress.
If your employer does not have enough work for you it might consider laying you off with no work or reducing your working hours. Both of these options may help to avoid redundancies. Read on for more information about when an employer might do this and whether they have the right to do this.
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Did you know there are time limits for issuing a claim in the Employment Tribunal? If you think you have a claim it is important to be aware of any deadlines. If you miss a deadline then you may lose the right to make a claim.
Wrongful dismissal is a dismissal in breach of contract. It is not the same as unfair dismissal. In wrongful dismissal cases, fairness is not an issue; the issue is whether the terms of the contract have been breached.