What do I put at the top of the letter? Do I say, ‘Without Prejudice’? Do I say, ‘Protected Conversation further to s.111A of the Employment Rights Act’? Do I say both? Confused?

When making an offer of settlement and you want to have an ‘off the record’ conversation with an employee, are you confused about what you have to do, or say, to protect yourself when having those discussions, so that a judge isn’t going to be able to take into...

Making changes to contracts

You should be used to the idea that an employer can’t unilaterally impose a change in somebody’s contract of employment, without it being a breach that the employee can potentially accept and bring their employment to an end. We all aim to seek agreement with staff...

What should we be doing in preparation for Brexit?

From a law perspective, it’s been quite easy to almost ignore what’s dominating the news and politics.  Brexit is at least immediately unlikely to have much impact in terms on our everyday functioning in HR.  The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 received...

When notice is given how do I calculate it?

When somebody is giving notice in months the ‘corresponding date’ rule from the case of Dodds v Walker applies. This means that the notice period will end on the corresponding date in the relevant month.  So, three months’ notice given on the 6th July will expire on...

The value of the appeal

There’s recently been a case that involved an employee’s right to work in the UK. The employee who worked as a delivery driver, married a European National and acquired time limited leave to work here. That expired, at which point he had a right to apply for a...

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VIDEO: Sexual Harassment

Our latest video is available to view on the Refreshing Law YouTube channel – please click here to be redirected and watch Anna discuss the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace, and asks what are you doing about...