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6 Steps to Ensure You’re GDPR Compliant

6 Steps to Ensure You’re GDPR Compliant

What is GDPR? GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It’s a sweeping new law that will soon come into effect in the EU and will apply to any company that collects and processes data belonging to European Union Citizens, even if it’s done outside the EU. The law even applies to foreign companies with […]

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Understanding the ACAS Early Conciliation Process

Understanding the ACAS Early Conciliation Process

ACAS – the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service is a Crown non-departmental public body of the UK Government. They are an independent mediatory body that exists to help resolve employer-employee issues and situations before they even go to tribunal. The ACAS Early Conciliation Process is the last step that an employee needs to have gone […]

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3 Ways To Avoid Costly Sexual Harassment Claims

3 Ways To Avoid Costly Sexual Harassment Claims

Harmless fun amongst co-workers can often turn sour if the correct checks, balances and mechanisms are not in place to deal with sexual harassment. This is true for both employers and employees because legal liability for sexual harassment claims can extend to organizations and individuals, including those who may not be direct perpetrators, due the […]

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Settlement Agreements: A Quick Guide

Settlement Agreements: A Quick Guide

Sometimes employers need to ‘remove’ employees for certain reasons and sometimes employees wish to ‘remove’ themselves from an organization where they may feel unfairly treated. Neither party usually wishes for things to go sour but when it comes to employee termination things can get messy and complicated very fast. A Settlement Agreement is a quick […]

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The Art of Dismissing Fairly

The Art of Dismissing Fairly

Sometimes, someone just has to go! Dismissing an employee can turn out to be a messy nightmare if handled indelicately and without due regard to fair process. However, the law does allow for staff to be dismissed, if you follow the rules. 5 Legally Valid Reasons for Dismissal Redundancy Redundancies occur when employers no longer […]

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How to run an effective disciplinary meeting

How To Conduct an Effective Disciplinary Meeting

Employers need to be particularly diligent when conducting disciplinary meetings. They can often be difficult and if not conducted properly, following due processes, they can leave employers open to the risk of unfair dismissal claims. That’s why we’ve put together 5 clear steps that employers should follow when conducting a disciplinary meeting to ensure that […]

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Redundancies

Making a Redundancy Fair in Law

Redundancies occur when a business is downsizing or looking to streamline its workforce. They can also occur when the business is not getting as much work as it used to or if the business is on the verge of closing down. Legal Definition The law defines redundancy as a situation or circumstance in which an […]

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3 Tips For Choosing The Right Employment Lawyer

At some point, every working person will find themselves in a difficult situation with their employer. Usually, these matters can be resolved through discussion and mutual agreement. Still, ever so often, you’ll need a Lawyer that specializes in Employment Law to fight your battles for you. Choosing the right one can mean the difference between […]

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