Articles by Kirsty McCubbin:

Can I Be Sacked for Having an Accident at Work? Your Rights Explained

Accidents can happen in any workplace. From a minor incident to a situation where you are injured, it’s important you know your rights. In the aftermath, its common to be concerned about being sacked for having an accident at work. We’ll look at the legal protections in place for UK employees navigating the processes after […]

If I get Injured at Work do I Get Paid? Work Related Injury Sick Pay Law

If you suffer a work related injury and are off work as a result, you’ll understandably be concerned about your right to sick pay. If your accident was particularly serious and you are worried about your long term health, you may also be concerned about needing to claim compensation. This article explores your entitlement to […]

Working Time Directive Opt Out – 48hr Week Rights Guide UK

The Working Time Directive is a pivotal piece of legislation which enshrines the rights of UK employees to adequate breaks, rest periods, and holidays into law. However, a worker may wish to exercise their working time directive opt out rights, which preserves their right to a 48 hour cap on the working week. This guide […]

How to Avoid Dismissal for Gross Misconduct – Do You Always Get Sacked?

Allegations of workplace misconduct can be stressful and cause significant issues for your career. If a worker is subject to a disciplinary process for a serious breach of workplace rules, being fired may be a likely outcome. However, it may be possible to avoid dismissal for gross misconduct in some situations. This will depend on […]

Suspended from Work Pending Investigation, What Are My Rights?

Being suspended from work pending investigation is an incredibly stressful situation to navigate. However, it’s important to remain calm during the process and take time to understand your employment rights. Bear in mind that being suspended does not mean you are presumed to have done anything wrong. Our guide looks at your rights under UK […]

Unlawful Deduction of Wages – When is Withholding Salary Illegal?

Unlawful deduction of wages arises when employers withhold worker’s salaries without legal or contractual justification. There are limited scenarios in which employers can make wage deductions without the agreement of employees. Making wage deductions without proper basis can leave employers in a problematic legal position. There are significant legal protections for workers. The relevant laws […]

Custom and Practice Meaning & Examples in the UK Workplace

Rules in the workplace are not only driven by formal written policies. In most workplaces there are established patterns of behaviour, or unwritten rules, that influence employee behaviour and expectations. This type of undocumented standard is referred to as “custom and practice”. In some situations, unwritten rules can become deeply ingrained in workplace culture. They […]