Written by Brabners LLP Agency workers are entitled to certain rights while they are assigned to work for end clients (aka “hirers”). Some rights apply from the very start of their assignment (known as “day one” rights) and some only apply once the agency worker has been working in the same role for the […]
As you will know, working time is governed by the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR 1998”) and it applies to all workers (not just to employees). Under the WTR 1998, workers have the right to a minimum unpaid rest break of 20 minutes per day during any shift that exceeds 6 hours. Where this right […]
Implied term can prevent employee’s dismissal if it ends entitlement to long-term disability benefits
Latest case reveals that an implied term can prevent an employer from dismissing an employee if this would end their entitlement to long-term disability benefits
Written by Brabners LLP As you will know, when dealing with misconduct by a member of staff, it is important to make sure that a fair procedure is followed. Otherwise, any resulting dismissal is at risk of being found to be unfair by an employment tribunal. To help defend a claim of unfair dismissal, […]
Latest Employment Appeal Tribunal case confirms that employees must prove disability in disability discrimination claims, but reminds employers of the need to fully explore health issues.
Written by Brabners LLP A reminder for employers to be wary of unclear resignations! (East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust v Levy UKEAT/0232/17) Case law confirms that an employee’s resignation should be clear and unambiguous. The method and procedure for giving notice to end employment is normally set out in the contract of employment […]
Brabners LLP provides an important update on the case Brooknight Guarding Limited v Matei – ‘Zero-hours’ employee deemed to be agency worker due to nature of assignment.
Brabners LLP advise claimants to beware as recent legal case confirms that unfair dismissal time limit does not automatically extend to the next working day when it expires on a Sunday.
Check out this important case update, which confirms that employers should still provide a right of appeal to former employees who are dismissed for failure to prove right to work.