Employment Insights

Following a case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), employers with bonus schemes that are linked to attendance should ensure that there is sufficient flexibility within the schemes to avoid withholding payment in circumstances where it is likely to be…

The use of social media is fast expanding in the workplace. While an employer may legitimately restrict an employee’s freedom of expression at work, or in a work-related context, whether that restriction can extend to personal, out-of-work, activities…

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case illustrates how easy it is to go wrong when deciding which employees transfer on a service provision change, particularly when dealing with managerial employees who may be involved in both servicing the client…

In a landmark decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that non-guaranteed overtime must be taken into account when calculating statutory holiday pay. Payments for overtime that a worker is required to work but which an employer is not…

The EAT has held that the duty to offer a woman on maternity leave a suitable alternative vacancy arises when the employer becomes aware that her role is redundant or potentially redundant. This decision suggests that employers should note the exact point in…

A Court of Appeal decision illustrates the need for businesses to undertake thorough investigations into disciplinary allegations. The court held that an employer did not breach its duty of care to an employee by bringing disciplinary proceedings against…

Businesses will welcome an EAT decision on the right to time off for dependants which highlights the need for employees to ensure that they make contact with their employer to tell them why they are absent as soon as reasonably practicable for them to do so….

An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision provides a reminder to businesses to ensure that they have a clear adverse weather policy in place and that employees are kept as up-to-date as possible regarding any altered working arrangements during periods of…