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  • 4 May 2018
    BA dismissed Mr Sangha after a lengthy period of sickness absence, but in failing to write a simple letter an otherwise fair dismissal was ruled unfair and Mr Sangha picked up nearly £20k compensation. You’d think BA’s HR would be decent enough not to have fallen over such a simple hurdle, but let’s look at what we can learn from their mistakes.

  • 4 May 2018
    Mr Mostyn’s performance as a salesman for S&P Casuals Ltd had been on the slide for some time and finally his employer decided to reduce his pay to match his performance. They might have done that fairly but in the event he resigned and the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) agreed that the pay cut had effectively dismissed him. Read the article to understand how the employer might have met the same end result without suffering an unfair dismissal ruling.

  • 3 May 2018
    Welcome to our GDPR special. Like many of the readers of this article, we are ourselves a small business (with less than 10 employees.) and GDPR has been a herculean task. Although we’re not Personal Data consultants, we thought it might be useful to show how we have approached GDPR. Read the full article for our briefing (and PP and Premium customers may wish to contact us for the full document set.)

  • 1 Apr 2018
    Easter's on its way and with it comes the new National Minimum Wage rates and the National Living Wage adjustment for the over 25s. Read on to see the rate changes that will be effective from 1st April 2018.

  • 18 Mar 2018
    When Morrison’s supermarket employee Khan physically attacked a customer, were Morrison’s liable for Mr Khan’s actions? Yes, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal, reminding employers that they can be liable for an employee’s actions even if they had little control over them through the ‘vicarious liability’ rule.