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Recruitment – how well do you really know who you are employing?

Jasmine Sudworth, employment solicitor at Sherrards examines how employers can tighten up their recruitment process in order to ensure that they end up with the right employee for the job. It is safe to say that the process of recruiting new employees can be both a time-consuming and costly process and so it is imperative …

Recruitment – how well do you really know who you are employing?

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Employment- Brexit Q&A

Did all UK employment rights originate in the EU? In short, no.  Whilst a significant proportion of the UK’s employment law comes from the EU, it might surprise you that the following (and a few other) employment rights originated here in the UK: Unfair dismissal Minimum wage Statutory redundancy pay Paternity leave Shared parental leave …

Employment- Brexit Q&A

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Snow days- how should employers handle staff absences?

Snow fall brought travel chaos to some parts of the UK earlier this week– likely not for the first time this year – and businesses are suffering the effects of enforced staff absences. Employers are left counting the cost of the lost days, and forecasters predict more bad weather may be on its way. Organisations …

Snow days- how should employers handle staff absences?

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Dealing with disgruntled former employees

In our previous blog, we focused on options for employers to consider in dealing with vexatious employees who are still in their employment. This blog focuses on how employers can deal with litigious/vexatious former employees who bring claims in the Employment Tribunal following the termination of their employment. As a result of the abolition of Employment …

Dealing with disgruntled former employees

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The vexing problem of aggrieved employees in the recruitment industry

You are in a business that revolves around people – clients, candidates and above all else your employees. So what do you do when you are faced with an employee who raises a complaint or threatens to bring an Employment Tribunal claim against your business? What if you consider that their complaint has absolutely no …

The vexing problem of aggrieved employees in the recruitment industry

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The vexing problem of aggrieved employees

It has now been just over a year since the Supreme Court abolished employment tribunal fees. Since that decision, through discussions with our clients, we have noticed an increase in the number of employees raising complaints or threatening to bring employment tribunal claims against their employer. These often have no legal basis but are undertaken …

The vexing problem of aggrieved employees

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