Employment e-news

Employee unfairly dismissed for Facebook post

Napthens - July 23rd 2018
A former Sainsbury’s employee was found to have been unfairly dismissed after making a Facebook post in breach of the company’s Social Media Policy.
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Almost a quarter of new fathers are unable to claim Statutory Paternity Pay

Napthens - July 23rd 2018
Between April 2017 and March 2018, more than 140,000 new fathers were unable to claim any Statutory Paternity Pay, according to research recently published by the TUC. This equates to 23% of new fathers in this time period.
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Does misconduct need to be ‘gross’ to make a dismissal fair?

Napthens - June 22nd 2018
Where an employee is dismissed with notice for ‘serious’ misconduct is this fair or does the misconduct have to be ‘gross’ to justify dismissal?
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Discrimination arising from a disability

Napthens - June 22nd 2018
Can dismissal amount to discrimination if the employer did not know that a disability was connected to their misconduct?
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Claiming back training costs

Napthens - June 22nd 2018
It’s not uncommon for employers to want to claim training costs they have incurred in training employees back from those employees when they leave the business. But just how much can be claimed back and how far back can this go?
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Conducting a risk assessment for breastfeeding mothers

Napthens - May 23rd 2018
Are employers required to carry out a risk assessment for breastfeeding mothers? According to the Equality Act 2010 the answer is yes and failure to do so may amount to direct sex discrimination. But there is an exception to this rule the same act expressly disapplies this protection in the workplace.
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