Editor's message: The termination of a worker's employment is among the most sensitive tasks you and line managers within your organisation will face. Common reasons for employment ending include:
Stephen Simpson, principal employment law editor
The Court of Appeal has held that an employer's decision to disregard new medical evidence and dismiss an employee on long-term sickness absence amounted to discrimination arising from disability and unfair dismissal.
Updated to include information on the Government consultation on draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (NHS Recruitment - Protected Disclosure) Regulations.
The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to come into force. 2017 is no exception, with the most significant development being the introduction of the gender pay gap reporting duty for larger employers. However, there are a number of other key changes affecting all employers, regardless of their size.
A reference form for regulated financial services employer to provide for a former employee being recruited to carry out a either a senior management function under the Senior Managers Regime or a certification function under the Certification Regime.
Updated to take account of the new rules on the requirements for regulatory references, effective 7 March 2017.
We discuss the key employment law trends and changes that are affecting the HR landscape, including: gender pay gap reporting; the Trade Union Act 2016; public-sector exit payments and employment status.
The maximum amount of statutory redundancy pay and the limit on the amount employment tribunals can award for unfair dismissal increase from 6 April 2017.
Updated to include information on the maximum amount of a week's pay effective from 6 April 2017 in respect of calculating a redundancy payment.
Updated to include details of the increase in the maximum amount of a week's pay for payments by the Secretary of State, effective from 6 April 2017.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to termination of employment.