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A Guide For Employers: Family Friendly Working

From shared parental leave to part-time working, in this guide we explore five things all employers need to know about family friendly working.

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What Does Dismissal For “Some Other Substantial Reason” Mean?

Under section 94 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, an employee has the right not to be unfairly dismissed. If an employer wants to dismiss an employee with the necessary length of service, the employer needs to be able to show that they had a good reason to take that action and that they did so in a fair manner.

If an employee started work with the employer after 6 April 2013, they need to have built up two years’ continuous service before they’re protected by the law. Those who started work before that date need to only have one year’s continuous service to achieve the same protection.

If an employee enjoys protection under the law, the employer needs to be wary when considering dismissal.

There are five potentially fair reasons for dismissing an employee:

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Back to Basics: The Employment Contract

It’s ‘back to school’ this month and I am sure those of you with school age children may be jumping for joy. Therefore, this month we thought we would write a few articles on back to basics, starting with the employment contract.
While, I am sure, most of you will have employment contracts in place, you might not be surprised to hear that when asked how often these are reviewed and updated, this number is significantly lower.

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