What is Unfair Dismissal?

By Laura Owens at 00:00

Unfair dismissal is a complex area of employment law, but one every employer should understand. In its simple form, the Law in the UK defines Unfair Dismissal as ‘Dismissing an employee without a fair reason to do so’.


What are Restricted Covenants?

By Lindsey Knowles at 00:00

Restrictive covenants are essentially contractual clauses which restrain an employee from undertaking certain actions upon termination of employment.


Abolishment of Employment Tribunal Fees

By Rebekah Lindeman at 00:00

In a landmark decision in R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor 2017, brought by trade union Unison, the Supreme Court have ruled that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful, due to their effects on access to justice.


The experience of one young woman sent home from the workplace for not wearing heels led to country-wide debate. The House of Commons recently discussed an e-petition relating to dress codes and high heels in the workplace. The e-petition, launched by Nicola Thorp, was signed by over 152,000 people, with many calling on the government to review the law and, if necessary, push for changes to it.


Uber, the well-known taxi-booking service, can no longer classify its drivers as self-employed, an employment tribunal ruled last week. The case has been described as a test case not only for the business model of ride-hailing firm Uber, but for the whole so-called "gig economy".


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