Employment Law

Employment Law

Vicarious Liability

Under vicarious liability, an employer will be held responsible for the wrongs committed or injury and harm caused by his employees in the course of employment law to the following conditions; The existence of an employer-employee relationship. The employee must have committed a wrongful act The wrongful act must be committed during the course of an employment. In these circumstances, the liability for the injury or harm transfers from the employee, who has committed the actual offence, to the employer...Read More

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Sexual Harassment

Following media revelations regarding sexual harassment and other related offences in Hollywood, many other individuals from all walks of life have come forward to speak of similar experiences that they have endured. Online support such as the #metoo movement has led to many people speaking out against abuse. Many prominent figures from actors to politicians and musicians have told of their harrowing treatment at the hands of employers and colleagues. In turn, members of the public have felt more comfortable in sharing their experiences of harassment and abuse....Read More

Single Parent Rights

Single Parent Rights

As a single parent, there are rules and procedures in place to help you manage your job alongside your caring responsibilities. Balancing working life with your home life as a single parent can be a challenge. It involves making decisions about how to manage your hours around your children’s needs, for example, taking time off and changing your work patterns....Read More

Discrimination in the workplace

Discrimination in the Workplace

Applying dress codes fairly across a range of employees from a variety of backgrounds can be difficult, but if employers apply a fair and consistent approach, there should be limited issues. Before discrimination in the workplace against tattoos and piercings can be considered it is first worth notingThe Equality Act 2010 speaks of discrimination as two distinct concepts: • Direct • Indirect discrimination. what is discrimination?....Read More

Unfair Dismissal

Unfair Dismissal

The dismissal of an employee will be unfair where the employer does not have a valid reason which justifies dismissal of such employee. The valid reasons provided by the Employment Rights Act 1996 are capability, conduct, redundancy, illegality and some other substantial reason which justifies the dismissal.....Read More

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Redundancy UK

Employment Law provides sufficient safeguards to financially compensate an employee who is made redundant. It ensures that the Dismissal is genuinely due to redundancy and meets the strict criteria set out under Employment Right Act 1996. A claim under redundancy can also give rise to a claim of Unfair Dismissal. A Constructive Dismissal can also lead to payments under redundancy....Read More

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Wrongful Dismissal

Wrongful dismissal is a dismissal which is in breach of the employment contract, usually the breach of notice term to terminate the contract. Wrongful dismissal also includes constructive dismissal, which occurs when the employer commits a repudiatory breach of contract which the employee accepts by leaving the employment...Read More

Holiday Entitlement

Holiday Entitlement

Do you know your full employment rights to holidays and leaves? Here is a complete guide to all possible leaves you may be entitled to. As an employee, you have substantial employment rights and entitlement to holidays. Ranging from maternity leave, parental and paternity leave to adoption and other leaves. In this news article, we have focused to provide you with a guide on all available holidays you can claim for apart from the usual 28 days annual holidays....Read More

UK Gender Pay Gap

UK Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap is something that’s been a lot more prevalent in the news in recent months, because, for the first time, we now have access to information of the average pay of men and women who are employed within the same workplace. But what does it all mean? And how does it affect those involved?....Read More

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UK Maternity Leave

Only Employees are entitled to maternity leave under employment law. Once an employee gets pregnant she will be entitled to up to 52 weeks’ maternity leave. The 52 weeks leave is divided into first 26 weeks leave known as ‘ordinary maternity leave’ (OML) and ‘additional maternity leave’ (AML) which is the remaining period of up to 26 weeks. The Additional Maternity Leave starts on the day after the last day of an employee’s Ordinary Maternity Leave.....Read More

Statutory Sick Pay

Statutory Sick Pay

What happens if you work but become ill? How will your household manage without a regular income? The answer is that in some circumstances, you may be able to claim a Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). The statutory amount you will receive from your employer is £92.05 per week. It is unlawful for your employer to pay you less than this amount. In cases where employees pay into sick pay schemes, the amount may be more....Read More

Non-compete Agreement

Non-compete Agreement

A non-competing agreement sets post-employment, employment and work restrictions on an employee. Non-competing agreements are aimed at safeguarding the employer’s trade and financial interests, including intellectual property rights, and trade secrets. These agreements also restrict former employees from spring boarding i.e. setting up the same business, wit in the same geographical area and pouching the clients and existing employees of the former employer.....Read More

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