Statutory Pay Rates in 2019

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) and Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) are key regulations and it’s important to know how each of them work and how they impact employees. Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) SSP applies to all employers, regardless of their size and represents the minimum payments which should … Read more

Claiming Unfair Dismissal if Dismissed for Gross Misconduct just Shy of the Qualifying Period

In most cases, employees can file a claim for unfair dismissal against their employer only after completing minimum two years of service. Previously the claiming period was one year, however it was extended to two years in 2012. This gives the employers some flexibility when it comes to managing and dismissing staff with less than … Read more

Conduct dismissals

Dismissing an employee by citing gross misconduct should be the last resort for an employer. A dismissal is said to occur when an employer terminates the employee’s contract. Just as formal disciplinary actions become necessary only after the informal methods fail to resolve the problem, an employee should be dismissed only after none of the … Read more