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UNFAIR DISMISSAL

Accused was unfairly dismissed

An employee who was dismissed after the police charged him with possessing indecent images has won his claim for unfair dismissal. What mustn’t you do when an employee is facing criminal charges?
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REFERENCES

Safe to send reference requests by e-mail?

You’ve made an offer of employment and wish to take up references. Your chosen candidate has given you e-mail addresses for both of their referees. Why should you ask for their postal addresses instead?
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WRITTEN WARNINGS

Employer tells staff to stop “pooing on the floor”

The Financial Conduct Authority has some mystery employees who are behaving badly, so it’s sent a letter to all staff warning them that things must improve. Can a general written warning be classed as a formal written warning?
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PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Former employee left personal belongings behind

You’ve recently discovered some personal property which belonged to a former employee. Must you try to return it to them or can you dispose of any items without telling them?
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TAX/NI

No National Insurance number - now what?

A new hire who is due to start working for you has informed you that they don’t have a National Insurance (NI) number. What should you do and does this mean you must move their start date?
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VICTIMISATION

What is victimisation?

Many employees allege that they’ve been subject to “victimisation” by their employers when they lodge claims at the tribunal. What is victimisation and when does the right to bring this type of claim arise?
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COURT CLAIMS

Employer sued employee who fell for £200,000 scam

An employer that lost almost £200,000 to a fraud has taken the employee who fell for it to court. However, although it had sympathy, the court ruled the employee didn’t have to reimburse the employer. Why was this?
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Last updated: 05.12.2019

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