Commentary on employment status

Commentary on employment status

The “Gig Economy” remains a topical issue with more and more claims being brought by individuals seeking to argue that they are not a self-employed contractor but are instead either an employee or a ‘worker’. What all these employment status claims have in common is...
When can I suspend an employee?

When can I suspend an employee?

It used to be an immediate reaction to a serious disciplinary matter but times are changing and suspension shouldn’t be the ”knee jerk” reaction of old. ACAS has recently published guidance on when to consider suspension of an employee. It notes that an employer...
The pitfalls of attendance bonuses

The pitfalls of attendance bonuses

Attendance bonuses can leave employers vulnerable to indirect discrimination due to disability, sex and even religion if rewards are given for full attendance without making allowances for protected reasons why employees may need to take time off. Disability...