Editor's message: The termination of a worker's employment is among the most sensitive tasks for HR professionals and line managers. Common reasons for employment ending include:
Stephen Simpson, principal employment law editor
Updated to include information on the final rules on the requirements for regulatory references, effective 7 March 2017.
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.
Nicky Stibbs and Max Winthrop join us to discuss key issues around disciplinary investigations and hearings, and dismissals; including the Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures, the role of HR in the disciplinary process and the right to be accompanied.
Latest Benchmarking research finds that most employers are satisfied their organisation's employee notice period arrangements successfully balance the needs of the employer with those of the individual.
In this week's feature-length podcast, we are joined by special guests Nicky Stibbs and Max Winthrop to discuss some common areas of concern around the termination of employment.
Updated to include information on Khan v Stripestar Ltd, in which the EAT considered the extent to which a defective disciplinary process can be cured through an appeal; and Grayson v Paycare concerning the correct approach to a Polkey reduction.
Updated to include information on Theedom v Nourish Trading Ltd (t/a CSP Recruitment) and another, concerning a High Court defamation action set within an employment context.
XpertHR Benchmarking research has found that most employers are happy with the way notice periods work at their organisation, balancing the needs of the employer with those of the individual.
David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
We discuss the key legal developments affecting employers from October 2016 and beyond, including: changes to the national minimum wage rates; reforms to employment tribunals; public-sector exit payments and important case decisions to look out for.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to termination of employment.