All items: Termination of employment

  • How to ensure a fair redundancy selection process

    12 October 2016

    Employers who fail to get the redundancy selection process right are leaving themselves open to costly employment tribunal claims. Employment lawyer Clare McNicholas explains the key steps needed to ensure redundancy is seen as fair.

  • What is the HR role in disciplinary procedures after the Ramphal case?

    1 September 2016

    A recent case has caused uncertainty about the HR role in disciplinary procedures. HR should certainly not be judge, jury and hangman, writes John Charlton.

  • Changes to tax on termination pay in April 2018

    17 August 2016

    The Government has cut back proposed changes to taxing termination payments, issuing new draft legislation that is expected to come into force in April 2018.

  • Five important employment law cases in 2016… and five more to come

    22 July 2016

    So far in 2016, there have been notable employment law cases on: holiday pay; childcare vouchers; social media at work; fraudulent sick leave; and reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

  • Disparity of treatment: when is it lawful to treat employees differently for the same misconduct?

    1 July 2016

    Employers need to tread carefully in situations where disparity of treatment arises. Natalie Jeffries, an associate from Burges Salmon, looks at the lessons from key cases where employees in an organisation were dealt with differently for the same types of misconduct.

  • References in the banking sector: what HR needs to know

    20 May 2016

    Employers in the banking sector must comply with tough new requirements as part of major regulatory reform. What impact will this have on how HR deals with references? Sarah Ozanne, Of Counsel at law firm CMS, explains.

  • One-off serious mistakes at work: five key cases

    17 May 2016

    After a mistake by a private security company during a training exercise led to a fake bomb being left in a toilet at Old Trafford, we explore the legal position for employers when an employee makes a single serious mistake at work.

  • Redundancy pools: myth vs fact

    20 April 2016

    Determining the correct composition of the redundancy pool is a step in the right direction to carrying out a fair redundancy exercise. To avoid getting tripped up at an early stage, we explore some of the myths surrounding the redundancy pool.

  • Whistleblowing: Is the bar for the "public interest" test too low?

    11 April 2016

    Consultant editor Darren Newman explains why the changes introduced in 2013 to the definition of a "protected disclosure" for whistleblowing purposes, meaning that the whistleblower must now have a reasonable belief that the disclosure is in the public interest, may turn out to be cosmetic only.

  • Employment law changes April 2016: an eight-point checklist

    31 March 2016

    Every April, new legislation affecting employment rights and responsibilities is introduced. This year, the development receiving the most attention is the introduction of the national living wage.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to termination of employment.