Complete Employee Guide to Continuity of Employment/Length of Service – May 2020

Tom Street’s 10 point Employee Guide to Continuity of Employment/Length of Service UPDATED May 2020 How long you’ve worked for your employer (continuity of employment) is quite a fundamental point when it comes to the application of employment law. For example, you only gain certain statutory rights if you have been employed for a particular … Read more

Whistleblowing claims double in a year

  In 2018 the outcome of a range of UK employment law cases may have long term implications for whistle-blowers and their employers.    Employees can be held liable personally for dismissal and other detriment   According to the Court of Appeal in the case of Timis and Sage vs Osipov, the personal liability of … Read more

Are there changes ahead for flexible working?

What is flexible working? Flexible working is a kind of working pattern which differs from your existing work pattern. These differences can be on the basis of working arrangements and hence, may include the following: Changing from full time work to part time Changes in part time working hours, for instance, working on weekends to … Read more

Brexit Chaos for Business

Uncertainty is one way of preventing growth and the lack of conclusive decisions creates an atmosphere of commercial gambling and the uncertainty generated as a result of Brexit has left many businesses stagnant. According to a survey carried out, 36 percent of CEOs and CFOs said Brexit is at least one of the top three … Read more

Brexit Disruption Is A Massive Threat To Employment Laws

David Davis, Brexit Secretary (at the time of writing), has indicated that existing employment law would not be drastically changed following Brexit. He did this by blogging, “Empirical studies show that it is not employment regulation that stultifies economic growth… Britain has a relatively flexible workforce, and so long as employment law environment stays reasonably … Read more

Parliament under fire by unions over EU employment law

During the negotiations around Britain’s exit from the European Union (Brexit), some modifications have been proposed by the British government. The Prime Minister at the time, Theresa May, stated that following a successful Brexit, instead of automatically accepting EU changes and adopting their laws based on interrelations, the Parliament will get to discuss and eventually … Read more

Mental Health and Physical Health should be treated equally

Health and safety regulations dictate that there are first aid boxes easily accessible within a workplace. However, there are no mental first aid boxes. There is a disparity between physical health and mental health. There are designated parking spaces for the disabled and societal empathy and sympathy, for physically challenged individuals or those with obvious … Read more

Employers must check EU citizens’ right to work in UK post Brexit

UK employers have been saddled with what they are referring to as an “impossible” task given to them by the Home Office to identify European Union citizens through rigorous investigation, who are eligible or entitled to work in the United Kingdom post Brexit. With the Brexit in view, complications arise which has everyone confused as … Read more

British MP Frank Field demands action on Injustice in Gig Economy

British MP, Frank Field has demanded for the government to place focus on the “rampant injustice” faced by workers in the gig economy as well as develop protection policies and laws that would ensure that workers are protected from mistreatment. The gig economy encompasses workers who are full time independent contractors. In some cases, workers … Read more