Are staff entitled to time off for the extra bank holiday?

April 20, 2023 10:04 am Published by

The government has announced that Monday 8 May 2023 will be a national bank holiday in all parts of the UK, following the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, giving families and communities across the UK the opportunity to come together and celebrate. However this bank holiday will be treated the same as other additional bank holidays, which means there is no statutory right to time off. As such Employers will need to review their Contracts of Employment to determine whether their staff are entitled to time off on this additional bank holiday, for example: Employers should check their contracts carefully for any other flexibility in the wording such as “8 public/bank holidays as listed, or other days as determined by us” which...

When is a Dismissal fair?

April 12, 2023 9:08 am Published by

What is a dismissal? A dismissal takes place when an employer terminates an employee’s contract or fails to renew a fixed-term contract when it comes to an end. Employees should be given notice in writing when they are dismissed, ideally with reasons for the dismissal (especially if they have over two years service). Notice given to dismiss must be the greater of the contractual notice or the statutory minimum of one week per year of service up to a maximum of 12 weeks. Notice can be paid in lieu if the contract allows for it. Constructive dismissal Constructive dismissal is where an employee resigns due to a breach of contract by his or her employer and feels they have no option other than to resign.  Wrongful dismissal Wrongful dismissal is where an employer is in breach of contract e.g. by...