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We give regular employment law Ask the Expert updates. You can find the full list of updates below. 

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Ask the Expert – Anonymous witness statements

An employee who has been with us for several years has been accused of bullying members of their team. The allegations are serious and could result in dismissal.

October 26, 2017

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Ask the Expert – Right to work checks and Brexit

I recently offered someone a new job. When I asked them to prove their right to work in the UK, they provided me with a Polish passport. The only thing is, the passport expired a few years ago and they don’t have any other ID.

September 29, 2017

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Ask the Expert – Young workers

I run a restaurant and am currently recruiting new employees. I have received applications from candidates aged 16 and 17 and I’m considering taking them on, but I’m unsure whether I should apply different rules to them or just treat them like everyone else.

August 14, 2017

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Ask the Expert – The Taylor Review

Matthew Taylor and his team have finally published their review of working practices in the UK.

July 13, 2017

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Ask the Expert – Social media and disciplinary action

One of our employees has made derogatory comments about the organisation on social media. Are we able to take disciplinary action in response to this and, if so, what sort of sanction is appropriate?  

June 27, 2017

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Ask the Expert – Appointing to a role without advertising

We have created a new post in our structure and the CEO knows someone that she would like to appoint into the role. Is there an obligation on us to advertise the role, either internally or at all?

May 17, 2017

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Ask the Expert – Employees wishing to retract their resignation

A discussion that took place between one of our employees and his manager broke down when the manager raised some underperformance issues. The situation became heated and ended with the employee shouting ‘stick your job’.

March 30, 2017

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Ask the Expert – Statutory maternity pay for a departing employee

We have an employee who is due to give birth in a few weeks. The employee was supposed to commence maternity leave at that time, but has now provided us with notice of resignation and will leave us before her maternity leave starts.

February 24, 2017

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Ask the Expert – Introducing CCTV

We operate in a safety-critical environment and, after a couple of ‘near-miss’ events, we would like to introduce CCTV to ensure that our employees are carrying out their roles in line with our health and safety obligations.

January 23, 2017

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Ask the Expert – Wages overpayment

We have recently discovered that an employee has been overpaid. The employee reduced their hours from 35 to 28 and signed a new contract to that effect.

December 20, 2016

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Ask the Expert – Being accompanied at a disciplinary hearing

We have invited an employee to a disciplinary hearing. The employee has informed us that they wish to be accompanied at the hearing by a colleague.

November 7, 2016

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Ask the Expert – Subject Access Requests

An employee whom we are currently investigating under our disciplinary procedure has submitted a subject access request to obtain the contents of their personal file.

October 8, 2016

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Edinburgh
EH3 8HA