Employment

March 7, 2022

Employers are Generally Entitled to Fruits of Their Employees’ Creativity

Inventive employees can find it galling that copyright in their creative works generally belongs not to them but to their employers. As…

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March 1, 2022

Workplace Relationships Broken Down? Always Avoid a Knee-Jerk Response

Where irresolvable differences of opinion render an employment relationship entirely unworkable, dismissal may be justified. However, as one case showed, a knee-jerk…

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February 15, 2022

Redundancy Selection – Subjective Performance Assessment is Not Enough

Conducting a fair redundancy process requires a careful, almost forensic approach and it is almost never good enough for employers to rely…

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February 4, 2022

Tax Evasion May Put Employment Rights in Jeopardy

Tax evaders rarely understand the potential consequences of their wrongdoing. That was certainly so in the case of two cab drivers who…

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January 13, 2022

Employer’s Hardline Anti-Corruption Policy Passes Legal Test

A senior employee of a software company was dismissed for gross misconduct after he authorised payment of the……

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January 7, 2022

Employee or Self-Employed Partner? Guideline Tax Tribunal Ruling

When discerning whether an individual is an employee or a self-employed partner in a professional firm……

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December 29, 2021

Employment Contracts and the Implication of Terms by Custom and Practice

Workers wishing to discern the extent of their entitlements need usually do no more than read their employment contracts. As one case…

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December 17, 2021

Would Your Workplace Disciplinary Procedures Withstand ET Scrutiny?

Workplace disciplinary hearings should always be conducted on the assumption that the fairness of the procedure followed is in future…

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December 6, 2021

Maternity Discrimination Victim Receives Substantial Compensation

Maternity leave should be a period of joy and tranquillity but, all too often, it is marred by discrimination. …

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November 17, 2021

COVID-19 Lockdowns No Excuse for Sub-Standard Redundancy Processes

The COVID-19 lockdowns plunged thousands of businesses into dire financial straits but, as an Employment Tribunal (ET) ruling showed, the unprecedented crisis…

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