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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…

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Holding a protected conversation

We set out some key tips for employers when holding a “protected conversation”.

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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.

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There's no such thing as hassle-free annulment!

So far in 2017 there has been a flurry of activity concerning annulment of bankruptcies. The judgment in Safier v Wardell and others [2017] EWHC 20 (Ch) (“Safier”) has been followed by the introduction of the Insolvency Proceedings (Fees) Order 2016 (“Fees Order 2016”), the publication of Dear IP 74 and Dear IP 77 and most recently Yang v Official Receiver, Manchester CC & Joanne Wright [2017]…

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TP’s Corporate team advises UK’s largest tomato grower

Family-owned APS Group, the UK’s largest tomato grower, has secured funding from BGF to support its continued expansion. Headquartered in Cheshire, APS plans to build a new glasshouse to extend capacity at existing sites and make further investments into industry leading, innovative technologies and automation to optimise operational efficiencies.

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