Tag Archives: employer

Workers’ Rights, but who is a Worker?

In today’s modern workplace, where organisational boundaries are fluid and using a wide variety of labour is the norm, the status of our ‘workers’ is coming under greater scrutiny. What do we mean by ‘status’ and why is this important? In a straightforward example, where an employee works for an employer under a contract of […]

To Suspend or Not To Suspend

Most companies will have a section in their handbook that explains the company’s right to suspend an employee when carrying out an investigation into alleged misconduct. However, the recent case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth shows why it is important to think carefully before issuing a suspension, whatever the allegation. Ms Agoreyo, a […]

Employment Law changes being introduced today (31.01.14)

In the world of employment law, a lot of time in 2013 was spent discussing TUPE (via Government consultation).  This is the legislation which protects the employment of employees when the business they work for is transferred to new owners or where the contract they work on is awarded to a new supplier (e.g. where […]

But it’s not fair…

An employment law firm which represents claimants has applied for permission from the High Court to apply for a judicial review of the recent cap on compensatory awards in unfair dismissal cases (i.e. the lower of £74,200 or one year’s pay) Compromise Agreements Ltd (CAL) argues: That one year’s salary cap will primarily affect workers […]