TUPE

When does TUPE apply?

Steven Judge is a Partner and Head of Employment at Stephen Rimmer LLP and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or email sj@stephenrimmer.com Neither better nor worse – how TUPE protects when employees transfer The directors of a property management company ran into a brick wall when they tried to boost their benefits package before…

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Time to talk about workplace mental wellbeing

Time to Talk Day on Thursday 6th February 2020 is an opportunity for employers to review policy and culture against best practice in employee mental wellbeing Workplace mental wellbeing is a top concern among employers, according to European-wide research. According to the World Health Organization, lost productivity due to mental illness costs Europe US$140 billion…

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Can I have time off work if I have the menopause?

Employers are being advised to review their support for women experiencing problems in the workplace because of the menopause or risk compensation claims, following an employment tribunal ruling.     Menopause in the workplace Mandy Davies had an unblemished 20 year service record, but was sacked by the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service (SCTS) following an incident that…

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A rocky road to freedom of expression

Two recent tribunal claims highlight the challenge for employers in safely navigating personal expression by employees in the workplace.   A hospital nurse who discussed her Christian views with patients, offering a bible to one and advising another that his survival prospects would be improved if he prayed to God, was fairly dismissed for improper proselytising,…

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Constructive Dismissal: a guide

If you think you’re the victim of constructive dismissal, then you’re in the right place. We’ve put together a guide to tell you exactly what constructive dismissal is, and how you can deal with the consequences of what can be a very stressful situation. Who’s to blame? What can you do if you feel forced…