Constructive Dismissal Examples (HR Help)

If an employee feels forced to resign because they’ve been mistreated at work, they may be able to claim constructive dismissal. As an employer, these cases can be costly and complex to defend, so being able to pre-empt any resignation decision can save you time and money. It can also help to safeguard a valuable […]

Whistleblowing Policy (What to Include)

whistleblowing policy

UK workers and employers are entitled to certain protections if they “make a disclosure in the public interest” regarding their employer’s or a third party’s actions. Encouraging your workforce to make any such disclosures in line with a specific procedure and reassuring them of their protected position if they do so, may be necessary and […]

Constructive Dismissal Bullying (HR Help)

constructive dismissal bullying

Where reasonable steps are not taken by an employer to put a stop to bullying in the workplace, this may result in an employee that is alleging to be a victim of bullying, feeling forced to resign. In some cases, they may even bring a constructive dismissal bullying claim. How should employers handle bullying complaints, […]

Grievance Procedure Steps

A grievance is a work-related complaint brought by an employee. Grievances should be used to bring issues to the employer’s attention for the matter to be investigated and resolved fairly. Examples of reasons for making a work-related grievance can include health and safety concerns, harassment from another member of staff, the behaviour of a line […]

Conducting Remote Disciplinary & Grievance Hearings

remote disciplinary & grievance hearings

Following the enforced period of homeworking under lockdown, increasing numbers of employers are now considering the benefits of allowing remote working on a longer term, and even permanent, basis. With this development comes specific workforce management issues, such as whether disciplinary and grievance hearings can and should be conducted remotely. For employers, it is a […]

Working Under Protest (HR Guide)

A ‘working under protest’ scenario will often arise where an employee has lodged a formal grievance within the workplace following a contractual change to their pay or other terms, whilst preserving their right to take legal action against you. When an employee is working under protest, it is imperative as an employer that you seek […]

Overpayment Of Wages (How to Reclaim!)

overpayment of wages

The general rule is that if an employer has overpaid an employee, even though this is often the employer’s responsibility, the overpayment of wages will still need to be repaid. In other words, the employer is legally entitled to recover any salary overpayment from the employee. This rule will also apply regardless of whether or […]