Make A Flexible Working Request

how to request flexible working

Under the Flexible Working Regulations 2014, any employee meeting the minimum service eligibility criteria who has not made a request in the previous 12 months can request flexible working. The right to request flexible working applies to all employees, not just parents and carers. The provisions only apply to employees who have worked for the […]

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 […]

Constructive Dismissal (Employer FAQs)

Constructive dismissal is where an employer has committed a sufficiently serious breach of contract that the employee’s only option is to resign in response to the employer’s conduct or treatment. Constructive dismissal is recognised as being difficult for employees to prove at tribunal.   What is constructive dismissal? Constructive dismissal applies only in limited circumstances. […]

Workplace Harassment Complaints (FAQs)

Workplace harassment is a form of unlawful discrimination. Employers are under a legal duty to prevent discrimination in the workplace and to ensure the wellbeing of their workforce. Where a worker can show they have been subjected to harassment at work, they may be able to bring a claim against their employer under the Equality Act […]

Settlement Agreement FAQs

settlement agreement

If you have been asked to sign a settlement agreement at work, take a look at our frequently asked questions to understand your rights.  What is a settlement agreement? A settlement agreement, also known as a compromise agreement, can be used to resolve or avoid a workplace legal dispute between an employee and their employer. Settlement agreements […]

Sickness Absence (Employee FAQs)

Sickness absence faqs

What are your employment rights while off work due to sickness absence? Statutory Sick Pay is an entitlement for qualifying employees who are off work due to sickness. Many employers offer enhanced sick pay to their employees under their contract of employment. You should check your contract or organisation’s sickness policy to find out if […]

Unlawful Deduction of Wages

Employees are protected by law from unauthorised payments being taken from their pay. The rules on unlawful deduction of wages relate to underpayment or non-payment of an employee’s wage or salary without permission or consent.   What is unlawful deduction of wages? Whether a deduction from wages is lawful or permissible will depend on the […]

Employment Discrimination

employment discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 provides six different types of discrimination that are prohibited by law: Direct Discrimination: when an individual is treated less favourably than others due to one or more of the protected characteristics. Indirect Discrimination: where an organisational policy, applicable to all, places those with protected characteristics at a disadvantage. Failure to make […]

Can My Employer Change My Contract After TUPE?

‘Can my employer change my contract after TUPE’ is a common question and concern for those employees affected by a transfer of undertaking. TUPE, or the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, aims to protect employees in the event their employment is transferred to a new employer following a business transfer or service […]

Change of Employment Contract

A change of employment contract can raise significant concerns with employees. In most cases, your employer cannot lawfully change your contract terms without first having your agreement, unless your contract allows them to do so under a specific ‘flexibility clause’. The flexibility clause relied on must permit your employer to change the particular term in […]