Constructive Dismissal: Employers’ Guide

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. While constructive dismissal is recognised as being difficult for employees to prove at tribunal, employers are advised to follow best practice to reduce the risk […]

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 […]

Sickness Absence (Employee 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 […]

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 […]

Raising a Grievance at Work

What is the process for raising a grievance at work? Grievances are complaints raised by an employee to their employer through a formal process. Employees can raise a grievance at work because of a broad range of workplace problems where the employer’s actions, or those of a work colleague, are felt to have been unfair […]