Six Ryanair cabin crew were dismissed by the airline this week for "breach of trust" after a photograph was circulated on social media showing the employees apparently asleep on the floor at an airport crew room.
Practical guidance on conducting pre-termination negotiations, including the rules on protected conversations under s.111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the without prejudice principle; and how to initiate a conversation with an employee about a possible settlement agreement, while minimising the risk of an unfair dismissal.
In Hawkes v Ausin Group (UK) Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the employer's failure to hold a meeting with a reservist employee, before making the decision to dismiss, did not make the dismissal for some other substantial reason unfair.
Updated to include information on East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust v Levy, in which the EAT held that a letter of notice was not a resignation due to ambiguous wording.
XpertHR has been gathering key HR metrics for over a decade. Here we discuss the trends over time in sickness absence rates, labour turnover and the ratio of HR practitioners to employees.
In East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust v Levy, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employee's letter of notice to her department did not amount to a resignation from the respondent's employment because the wording used was ambiguous.
A model letter to invite an employee disqualified from driving to a meeting to discuss the options available to him or her.
A model letter to offer redeployment to an employee who has been disqualified from driving following a meeting at which you have discussed this with him or her.
A model letter to dismiss an employee who has been offered redeployment following his or her disqualification from driving, but who refuses that offer.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the end of employment.
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