PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT OF A FOOTBALL MANAGER Nick considers the dismissal of football managers in the Premiership this season. The majority of dismissals are due to poor results and, therefore, the poor performance of the manager. Due to the value of manager's contracts, unfair dismissal is not a big concern. [...]
A GRIEVANCE LETTER FROM MY WIFE Nick reviews a semi-hypothetical grievance letter from his wife and considers what should be included in a grievance letter and how each part should be dealt with. Who should the grievance be addressed to? “Dear Mr and Mrs Evans I am writing to raise a grievance in [...]
EMPLOYMENT LAW MYTHS - FACT OR FICTION As an employment law solicitor, I regularly hear the same myths regarding employment law and employee rights. In this article, I will dispel some of the more common myths and explain the risks of getting it wrong. Fact or Fiction - applicants for a job and current employees [...]
ANDY MURRAY'S MEDICAL CAPABILITY HEARING Nick runs through a hypothetical medical capability hearing with Andy Murray and considers whether dismissal would be fair if he was an employee... I am an Andy Murray fan (controversial?) and was disappointed with the news from the Australian Open when it was reported that he may be forced to [...]
CAN THEY SACK MY TWO-YEAR-OLD SON? Nick reviews his son's conduct in nursery and considers whether, if he was an employee, his actions amounted to gross misconduct and therefore justify his dismissal... My son has reached the “terrible twos” and I had an interesting handover when picking him up from nursery yesterday. The day was [...]
HANDS OFF THE BUMP! Our Co-Founder Nick writes about pregnancy bumps, invasions of personal space and harassment. If you were asked whether it was appropriate to touch a colleague at work without an invitation to do so, you’d probably say no. What about touching a pregnancy bump? My wife and I had a baby a […]
Nick discusses (but mainly speculates) the impact that Brexit will have on employment law. It has been really pleasing over the last few months that we now have complete certainty relating to Brexit and we can all plan appropriately for March 2019… About 2 years ago, I attended a conference for UK pharmacists during which […]
PLEASE DON'T HUG ME Our Co-Founder Nick writes his first blog of the year discussing the social awkwardness of hugging and how this can get individuals and businesses into bother! The festive period is over and everyone is back in work and miserable again. Some of my friends are doing dry January and others are [...]
11th January 2019
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