Can my Employer Fire Me?

If your employer threatens to fire you, it can be a very worrying time. Often this is can be just a threat with no legal basis. However there are situations in which you can be immediately dismissed (for gross misconduct). Below we will consider the situations in which you can or cannot be dismissed. Working […]

Stress Almost Ruined My Career: A Case Study

Poppy Castle had a secure job and what she thought was a happy home life. Her husband then suddenly divorced her and moved to Australia, leaving Poppy with a young child and a house with a large mortgage. First Reaction “”When John (my husband) left me with a child and the house to pay for, […]

Redundancy

If you are facing redundancy, you should still be treated fairly by your employer and there are certain steps they would be expected to follow. You may also be entitled to a redundancy payment. What is Redundancy? Redundancy is a form of dismissal from a job. It can come about for several reasons. For example, […]

Coping With Redundancy

When you first find out that you are going to be made redundant, it’s not uncommon to experience a number of emotions. You might feel shock and fear as to what’s going to happen to you. You’ll feel loss and perhaps start doubting your self-worth. You might be angry and ask “Why me?” These are […]

Age Discrimination at Work

It is against the law for your employer to discriminate against you due to your age. This discrimination may be a refusal to employ you, or generally treating you worse than other employees due to your age (unless there is good reason to do so). Age discrimination includes: Being too young Being too old Combined […]