When is it fair to dismiss an employee for failing to provide documents showing their “right to work” in the UK?
If an employer employs someone who does not have the right to work in the UK, it may be subject to a penalty of up to £20,000. However, the employer will have a “statutory excuse” if it can show it carried out certain documentary checks on the worker regarding their right to work. So, if the Home Office was to find that a worker did not in fact have the right to work in the UK, but their employer…
Holding a protected conversation
We set out some key tips for employers when holding a “protected conversation”.
Is it a breach of trust and confidence to mislead an employee about the reason for their dismissal?
In the case of Rawlinson v Brightside Group Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal looked at whether an employee was entitled to receive damages for his notice period after he resigned in these circumstances.
Acas guidance on sexual harassment
Acas has published guidance on sexual harassment in the workplace, in the wake of a number of recent high-profile allegations of harassment involving public figures.
Unlimited carry-over of paid holiday entitlement
In King v The Sash Windows Workshop Limited, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), has decided that a worker who does not take their holiday, because the employer refuses to pay for annual leave, carries over their paid holiday entitlement indefinitely.