Tag: employment

6th November 2023

As we approach Anti-Bullying Week from 13 to 17 November 2023, the Anti-Bullying Alliance is encouraging the public to ‘help make a noise to stop bullying.’ While the charity’s focus is on bullying in schools, small bullies grow up and ...

4th September 2023

Due to changes in ways of working since the pandemic or in response to the economic slowdown, some employers are downsizing their premises and asking employees to relocate to new premises or hubs. We take a look at the key contractual, ...

9th February 2023

‘Performance management can be challenging and time-consuming,’ according to Linda Wilson a Partner in our employment team. ‘The first challenge is to determine if this is a capability issue that needs to be addressed under a ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
7th March 2016

Linda Wilson, Head of our Employment Department, provides employers with some guidance on dealing with employees who are absent from work on long term sick leave or maternity leave. Employees can be absent for long periods of time due ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
11th February 2016

It is important for employers to follow a fair process if dismissing an employee because employees can bring claims for certain types of unfair dismissal, as well as other claims such as discrimination, regardless of their length of ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
10th September 2015

We are delighted to announce that for a limited time we are able to offer businesses a complimentary audit of their employment documentation. This could be of significant value to your business as it ensures your contracts are up to ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
1st April 2015

As usual, rates such as statutory maternity pay and statutory sick pay, together with compensation limits in the Tribunal, will be increased as from 6 April this year. We have updated our guide to the current rate and limits, which can ...