Employment e-news

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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Mental health in the workplace

Napthens - May 23rd 2018
Research suggests that two thirds of us experience a mental health issue within our lifetime, yet mental health is often overlooked within the workplace. Mental Health Awareness Week has taken place this month aimed at raising awareness, especially within the workplace, in order to highlight the impact it has on staff of all ages and in any sector.
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When does notice of termination take effect?

Napthens - May 23rd 2018
The recent case of Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood has confirmed when notice of termination is deemed to take effect when an employer serves notice on an employee, should the contract of employment be silent on the matter. The Supreme Court determined that it must choose between three possibilities.
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