Retail worker sacked for Smoking

Employers have to be extra careful when dismissing employees. Even if employees have committed acts of gross misconduct, dismissing them may be unreasonable. An Employment Tribunal (ET) made this remark in a case where a store supervisor was sacked for smoking on company premises. The woman worked for a national retail chain which took a … Read more

The Implications of Harpur Trust v Brazel for Schools and Academy Trusts

Harpur Trust v BrazelĀ  Earlier this year, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) released a guide that outlined the requirements for school and academy trusts to deal with complaints. The guide contained a case study based on the recent case of Harpur Trust v Brazel, which provides an interesting background to the issue and … Read more

Teaching in the UK

As a teacher, you have a number of rights and responsibilities. You have the right to instruct and punish, to give consequences or withhold privileges. This is known as coercive authority. It implies that you have a right to impose consequences on those who cross the line. Teaching in the UK Teaching in the UK … Read more

7 Points About Distance Contracts: Where No Formal Contract is Signed

Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 – Distance Contracts – No Formal Contract Signed The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 apply to contracts made with businesses in the course of business. This includes contracts made on business premises, contracts made at a distance, and contracts relating to the provision of digital content. These … Read more

Age Discrimination in the UK: Employer Justified Retirement Age

Age Discrimination in the UK The law protects employees from discrimination based on their age in a number of ways. Age discrimination, also known as compulsory or justified retirement age, is one such practice. It can occur when an employer does not respect an employee’s age, whether it’s directly or indirectly. Justified retirement age The … Read more

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