Other employment law issues

Disciplinary and grievance procedures, internal rules, employment records, transfer of undertakings.

United Kingdom :: Detached (posted) workers

Due to Brexit, it remains unclear to what extent job posting (detachment) to EU countries may continue …

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United Kingdom :: Arbitration in employment

◉ Relevant law(s): The Arbitration Act 1996 ◉ In brief: Arbitration is generally regarded as the point of last resort out of court dispute resolution option – following mediation and conciliation …

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United Kingdom :: Vicarious liability

An employer can be vicariously liable for the acts of others if: There is a relationship between the primary wrongdoer and the company alleged to be liable, which is capable of giving rise to vicarious liability; The connection between the employment and the wrongful act or omission is so close that it would be just and reasonable to impose liability …

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United Kingdom :: Whistleblowing

◉ Legislation and coverage The term ‘whistleblowing’ refers to the disclosure by a worker of wrongdoing, which is officially known as ‘making a disclosure in the public interest’ …

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United Kingdom :: Corporate crime and tax evasion

◉ Bribery Act 2010 The Bribery Act 2010 that came into force on July 1st 2011 creates a number of criminal offences, including the payment or receiving of bribes to induce or reward improper performance of a function or activity …

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United Kingdom :: Modern slavery and human trafficking

As of October 2015, companies that operate all or part of their business in the UK, supply goods or services and have a turnover of at least 36 million GBP are required to produce a slavery and human trafficking statement every financial year and publish it – the Section 54 statement – in a prominent location on the company’s website …

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United Kingdom :: Dress code

The UK’s Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has produced guidance on dress codes in the workplace …

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United Kingdom :: Disciplinary and grievance procedures

◉ ACAS Code of Practice UK employers must have regard to the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures when dealing with disciplinary issues or grievances …

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United Kingdom :: Corporate governance

◉ Corporate Governance Code The UK Corporate Governance Code is the key source of corporate governance recommendations for UK listed companies and is governed and reviewed by the Financial Reporting Council …

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United Kingdom :: Bereavement in the workplace

The UK’s Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has published guidance designed to help UK employers manage bereavement in the workplace …

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