Category Archives: HR Advice
April 6, 2014 by Pardip Singhota

Suitable alternative employment (SAE) is when there is an alternative role a potentially redundant employee can be ‘slotted’ into to avoid a redundancy situation. (read more)

April 3, 2014 by Pardip Singhota

Recently I was asked by an employer what and how should they handle a situation when an employee turns up at work smelling of alcohol? Was this a dismissible offence or one that was best treated as an illness? (read more)

March 18, 2014 by Angela Rhodes

Anyone wishing to make a claim in the Employment Tribunal has been required to pay an issue fee of between £160 and £250 and a hearing fee of £250 to £950 if the claim is listed for a final hearing for any claims lodged on or after 29th July, 2013. (read more)

March 8, 2014 by Angela Rhodes

Tokheim (UK) Ltd employed William Low as an assembly operator in June 1999. He began to suffer back pain early in 2010 and on 18th February 2010 he was signed off sick with severe sciatica. He underwent surgery in July and September that year in an attempt to resolve the problem but his condition had worsened by March 2011. (read more)

March 4, 2014 by Angela Rhodes

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 introduced statutory rehabilitation periods 40 years ago which provided that where an ex-offender has not re-offended for a determined period of time based on the nature or length of their conviction, they are considered to be rehabilitated and therefore could present themselves to a potential employer as someone who has never been convicted. (read more)

February 28, 2014 by Sharon Pugh

During the life cycle of your employee, you may find it necessary to exercise some form of disciplinary action which could take any number of forms ranging from counseling, informal warnings, etc. through to a final warning or even dismissal. (read more)