Updated to include details of the increase in the maximum amount of a week's pay for calculating a statutory redundancy payment, effective from 6 April 2017.
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.
Updated to reflect the maximum pay rate for calculating statutory redundancy pay in force from 6 April 2017.
Updated to include a reminder of the maximum amount of a week's pay for the purposes of calculating statutory redundancy pay, effective from 6 April 2017.
Chris Cook is a partner and Keely Rushmore is a senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.
The Court of Appeal has held that the decision to reduce officer head count "to the fullest extent" by forcibly retiring police officers with 30 years' service was justified.
In Adesokan v Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd  IRLR 346 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an employee's negligent failure to act constituted gross misconduct justifying summary dismissal.
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.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the end of employment.