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  • 18 Mar 2018
    When Morrison’s supermarket employee Khan physically attacked a customer, were Morrison’s liable for Mr Khan’s actions? Yes, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal, reminding employers that they can be liable for an employee’s actions even if they had little control over them through the ‘vicarious liability’ rule.

  • 1 Mar 2018
    You know the routine. It snows. Britain stops. Now, the folks in the North of England and Scotland today have genuine cause for concern, but for others a fine dusting of snow causes the usual blind (and totally unnecessary) panic, schools close for reasons we cannot fathom and employees hole up in their largely snowless houses. As employers what could we and should we do when the weather turns icy?

  • 13 Feb 2018
    Many times we’ve been asked whether in the midst of a disciplinary investigation an employee can be suspended, and many employers feel it is their right to do so.

  • 11 Feb 2018
    Your employee went on the standard permitted 2 week holiday, but then became ‘ill’ and overstayed by another 2 weeks, producing a medical note from a local doctor as evidence. You’re suspicious, but what really can you do about it? Quite a lot as it happens, our article covers the key considerations.

  • 9 Feb 2018
    A recent judgement on the back of the Pimlico Plumbers case revealed the importance of the substitution clause in determining the validity of self-employed status. For more about this case and to ensure your own self employed contracts are correctly worded please read the full article.