Employment Law

Index items here on employment legislation, employment-related topics and case law that is not covered by any of the sub-categories OR within Employee Relations or Diversity and Equality or Health, Safety and Well-being and any of their sub-categories.

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    The claim game

    It’s good to talk – especially when the alternative is a stressful and expensive tribunal case. So government proposals to encourage employers and employees to settle disputes in-house were initially widely welcomed. Research...

    How to... mediate in a dispute

    Working with people who hold a wide range of views can be stimulating and energising. But when differences of opinion turn into disputes, work is affected, morale suffers and stress levels rise. The indirect costs of a dispute...

    Disciplinary procedures

    In disciplinary hearings, employers must act reasonably. In Santamera v Express Cargo Forwarding (2003 IRLR 273; EAT), Santamera was dismissed for bullying and harassment. She was given witness statements but not allowed...

    Disciplinary procedures

    Employers cannot introduce new issues once disciplinary proceedings have started. Barros D’Sa v University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (2001 IRLR 691; CA) extends this to the punishment stage. A consultant’s...