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Employers to Prove Compliance with Employment Law

Posted by on January 13th 2017 in Blog Posts, Employment

Employers to Prove Compliance with Employment Law

New proposals made by The Law Society in their response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees’ enquiry into the future work and the rights of workers, call for responsibility to be shifted from employees having to argue for their employment rights onto employers to prove compliance with employment law.

The current framework places the onus on the worker to challenge employers, rather than the employer having to document that they are complying with legislation as a matter of course. 

The proposal sets out that for larger employers, this could be implemented in the same manner as workplace heath and...

Mego Employment & Kitsons Solicitors

Posted by on June 5th 2015 in Employment, Kitsons News

The Employment Team have revamped the existing HR Breakfast Club, run in the South Devon area, and are launching HR Toolkit Talks.  Aimed at both HR professionals and business managers, the talks will be focussing on one topic per session, driven by legislative or case law developments.  The seminars will be a more in-depth look at the topic, providing invaluable practitioners comments and guidance.

As ever, participants will have the opportunity to raise questions and discuss their own experience in the field.

HR Toolkit Talks will be located at each of Kitsons’ offices across the South West.  Attendance is free and a...

Online and Email Risks: Business Development Briefing

Posted by on January 30th 2015 in Blog Posts, Employment

Online and Email Risks: Business Development Briefing

This business development briefing highlights the risks all employees should be aware of when using email and the internet at work, sending work related emails or discussing the workplace on the internet.

Reputational risks

What you write in emails or on the internet could seriously damage your own or another person's reputation, you could lose your job and you and your employer could be sued, fined or even imprisoned.

Stop and think before you click

  • Anything written in an email has the potential for public exposure (for example, if the email is forwarded to others).
  • Posting on the internet is essentially making a public statement...

Social Media: The Termination of Employment

Posted by on January 30th 2015 in Blog Posts, Employment

Social Media: The Termination of Employment

The use of social media is fast expanding in the workplace. While an employer may legitimately restrict an employee's freedom of expression at work, or in a work-related context, whether that restriction can extend to personal, out-of-work, activities will depend on the circumstances of each case.

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employment judge failed to take full account of the public nature of Twitter when finding that an employee's dismissal for posting offensive tweets was unfair. The judge did not properly consider whether the employee's purportedly private use of Twitter was truly private, given that he was...

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