Fair Reasons For Dismissal – Can my Employer Fire Me For No Reason?

If your employer threatens to fire you, it can be a very worrying time. It’s important to understand what fair reasons for dismissal are in this type of workplace situation. What Situations Can I Be Fired In? A boss threatening to sack you can be an empty threat with no legal basis. However, there are […]

Handling WorkPlace Injuries (RIDDOR)

By law, every fatal workplace injury or injury requiring more than 3 days off work has to be reported to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in a system known as RIDDOR which means the Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations which came into force in 1996. It is a legal requirement and […]

GDPR For Employees: Your Data, Your Rights

So by now, pretty much everyone who reads the paper, listens to the radio or watches the news will have heard of GDPR, but what actually is it? And what does it mean for you? What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is essentially a new piece of legislation which tells everyone how […]

Employer’s Duty of Care

Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health, safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn’t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s a member of staff, there’s a duty of […]

Dealing With Long Working Hours

People who are inclined to work longer hours than most tend to do so for a number of reasons. Some have little choice; their employer’s needs may dictate that they are required to put in more time and providing it’s within the terms and conditions of an Employee’s Contract and conforms to the EU’s Working […]

Workplace Injury Claim

All employers are legally obliged to make sure that they have carried out a full risk assessment with regards to health and safety in the workplace and that they have taken all reasonable steps to minimise the risk to their workers and that they are fully compliant with all of their health and safety regulations […]

Understanding Your Employment Contract

Once the excitement of landing your job wears off, you now have to think clearly about the contract of employment you’ll be offered. Once you accept an offer of employment a contract of employment comes into effect. This can be an oral agreement or a written document. If your employer does not normally issue a […]

Unfair Dismissal

All employers have the right to hire and fire a member of staff – within reason. However, if you feel you have got the sack unfairly, you may have a case for the Employment Tribunal. Qualification for Unfair Dismissal Whether or not you feel you have been unfairly dismissed from your employment, there are certain […]

Should Employer Pay for Ongoing Treatment for Injury?

Q.After returning to work after a major injury at work, does my employer have to pay me when I attend physiotherapy twice a week or can they deduct my wages? (G.C, 11 February 2009) A. Legal Right The first point to make is that you have no legal right to attend your physiotherapy appointments and […]

Should Overtime Be Used When Calculating Holiday Pay?

Your entitlement – The European Working Time Directive states that workers should receive four weeks statutory holiday pay. This was implemented in the UK by The Working Time Directive 1998. In 2009, the UK Government increased this allowance to 5.6 weeks annual statutory holiday pay. This is a minimum statutory requirement, but employers can offer […]