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5 surprising reasons you could get fired

5 surprising reasons you could get fired

Whatever the reason, having your contract terminated at a company is never a nice feeling. You might associate getting fired with poor performance, misconduct or lengthy absence – which are some of the more common reasons – but there are a range of scenarios that can...
GUIDE: When does unfair dismissal apply?

GUIDE: When does unfair dismissal apply?

A simple guide to when unfair dismissal applies What is dismissal? Dismissal is when your employer chooses to end your employment, with or without notice given to you.  For dismissal to be fair, there are a range of legalities that need to be taken into account, which...
Types of disability discrimination you can claim for

Types of disability discrimination you can claim for

Disability discrimination can present itself in several forms ranging from harassment to exclusion.  Here, we describe the main types of disability discrimination and gives examples of discrimination that would constitute a disability discrimination claim. When can...
Examples of constructive dismissal

Examples of constructive dismissal

Constructive dismissal Constructive dismissal may arise where issues relating to an employee’s job, working conditions or are dealt with so badly by the employer, that it amounts to a breach of contract including where the employee loses all trust or confidence in the...
Settlement agreements: is tax payable on payments received?

Settlement agreements: is tax payable on payments received?

Settlement agreements are a tool often used to deal with workplace problems, which can help bring employment to an end in a mutually acceptable way. Although what the settlement agreement will consist of it is primarily up to the employer, the main aspect is most...
What can I say to colleagues about my settlement agreement?

What can I say to colleagues about my settlement agreement?

After some negotiation, you’ve accepted a settlement agreement from your employer. In most cases, a settlement agreement will have been offered to end an employment contract, without conducting formal disciplinary or grievance procedures. Settlement agreements will...