How to deal with misconduct outside of work

Following Jamie Carragher’s recent suspension by Sky after he was filmed spitting towards a father and his daughter in their car, we look at the key points employers should consider before taking action against employees who have been up to no good outside the workplace.

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Expecting staff to work long hours can amount to a ‘provision, criterion or practice’

In United First Partners Research v Carreras, the question was whether an expectation that staff work long hours could amount to a ‘PCP’.

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Don’t get caught out by the National Minimum Wage

Last month, 179 employers were named for not paying the National Minimum Wage (NMW) to 9,200 workers. The total underpayment was £1.1 million. The biggest offenders were employers in the hospitality and retail sectors.

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7 key points from the Government’s response to the Taylor Review

We have previously reported on the ‘Modern Working Practices’ Review by Matthew Taylor. One of the focuses of the Review was the “gig economy”, where the aim was to look at how employment practices need to change to fit with how modern businesses operate.

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When should an employer know about an employee’s disability?

In the case of Donelien v Liberata UK Ltd, the Court of Appeal looked at whether an employer knew, or should have been expected to know, that an employee was disabled.

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