Following the Government’s u-turn last week in regards to academisation, they have now issued an update to clarify their views.
In the recent case of Private Medical Intermediaries (PMI) Ltd and others v Hodkinson the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that contacting an employee who was off sick with non-urgent issues had contributed to her decision to resign and therefore upheld her claim for constructive unfair dismissal.
Caution must be taken when making a decision to terminate a probationer, as they can make a claim for discrimination which carries an uncapped award if the claim is successful at tribunal. Read our article on what to ensure you have in place.
The trust between an employee and employer and the misuse of this trust has recently been the subject of an appeal brought to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. They have ruled that an employee falsely claiming to be unfit for work can reasonably be classed as gross misconduct.
Many employers offer various benefits to their employees as part of a salary sacrifice scheme. Salary sacrifice (as the name suggests) involves the employee giving up part of their salary in exchange for a benefit.
It is very important to us all here at Fusion to be able to give something back when we can, so throughout the year we undertake various fundraising and charity events. This month we held a Macmillan Coffee Morning which raised £277 for a great cause.
The Low Pay Commission has welcomed the Government’s acceptance of its recommendations for the rates of the minimum wage affecting workers under 25 and apprentices to apply from 1 October 2016.
Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, yesterday outlined the Government’s vision for Education following the budget on Wednesday. The paper Educational Excellence Everywhere was submitted yesterday.