Employment / Article Sickness in the workplace
It is essential that employers have a sickness absence policy that ensures absences are dealt with consistently and effectively.
Employment / Article Legal expenses insurance: what’s it all about?
Many people are not even aware that they have before the event legal expenses insurance until they need it and this can lead to difficulties.
Employment / Article Constructive unfair dismissal
Constructive dismissal is arguably the most contentious kind of dismissal, what matters is that the employee should be entitled to terminate the contract without notice because of the employer’s conduct.
Employment / Article Avoiding the christmas party from hell
What was once an occasion where indiscretions were at best something to brag about and at worst, all but forgiven within a week, is fast turning into a launch pad for Employment Tribunal claims.
Employment / Article Bullying & harassment in the workplace
Bullying is often a form of harassment and both can take the form of physical, verbal and non-verbal conduct.
Employment / Article Workplace Dress code: Why can’t I wear this to work?
I often think how lucky my husband is because he wears a uniform to work. He doesn’t have to think about shirts and matching ties, or which shoes to wear!
Employment / Article Social media: the need for clear guidelines
Every employer should have a social media policy, as the first line of defence and as a point of reference, which instructs employees on how they may use social media.
Employment / Article Redundancy: employer beware!
On 1st January 2011 a significant amendment to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 came into force, which granted greater protection to redundant employees.
Employment / Article New year, no job? Redundancy and compromise agreements
The three most common reasons for job losses are redundancy, misconduct and the incapability of the employee.
Employment / Article The minefield of redundancy
Changes to Employment (Jersey) law 2013 grants employees statutory redundancy pay, revised minimum statutory notice periods and time off work to seek alternative employment or undertake training.
Employment / Article A modern workplace: diverse, family friendly and flexible.
The introduction of a range of legislation relating to sex discrimination and family friendly rights, making it essential for employers to identify and tackle discrimination in the workplace.
Employment / Article Bullying & harassment in the workplace: how to tackle it as an employer
It is not uncommon for people to experience unpleasant treatment at work at the hands of their managers and colleagues.
Employment / Article Bullying & harassment in the workplace: how to handle it as an employee
Bullying and harassment are not only unacceptable on moral grounds but may, if unchecked or badly handled, create serious distress for the victim.
Employment / Article Age discrimination: retirement age can no longer be stipulated by employers
The Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 has been updated with age discrimination being added as a protected characteristic.
Employment / Briefing When is a PILON clause correctly exercised?
Calculating the level of statutory redundancy payment due to an individual and the amount of any compensation that may be due in the event of a finding that they have been unfairly dismissed.
Employment / Briefing Transgender discrimination case
Since 1 September 2015, paragraph 5 of schedule 1 of the Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 (the “Law”) states that transgender reassignment is a protected characteristic under the Law.