Employment Rights

The Employment Rights archive.

Employing & managing staff

Can I dismiss an employee on suspicion of theft?

Can I dismiss a member of staff on suspicion of theft and dishonesty with only word of mouth as evidence? We have proof that money has changed hands but not been put in the till.

Legal advice

Sick leave – Making changes to company sickness policy

Is it possible to make changes to our company sickness policy? Peter Done of HR consultancy Peninsula answers the question

Employing & managing staff

What happens if your small business is taken to an employment tribunal?

Step-by-step guide to what happens if you are unfortunate enough to be taken to an employment tribunal

Employing & managing staff

Can I insist on staff having their photo taken?

With the help of Jane Crosby, Peter Done answers a reader questioning whether they can insist that an employee has their photo taken for a new HR system. If not, can they go down the disciplinary route?

Employing & managing staff

The changes that could affect disabled employees in the workplace

Luke Hatkinson-Kent at Allied Vehicles Limited talks about legal and funding changes that could affect your disabled employees.

Employing & managing staff

Can I refuse holiday requests from my employees?

I have had several requests from employees who all want off the same period of holidays in the summer - do I have to accept these requests or can I refuse my employees the holidays?

Employing & managing staff

Zero hours contracts, employment and small businesses

In the wake of Sports Direct ditching zero hours contracts, we look at what using zero hours contracts means for companies.

Buying and selling a company

How to manage existing staff when buying a business

When buying a business, as well as taking on a going concern, you will also be taking on the concerns of ongoing staff.

Employing & managing staff

I have found the right job candidate. Can I cancel other interviews?

I am in the process of interviewing candidates for a job, but after the first couple I feel that I have found the perfect person for the position. However, I have other interviews set up. Do I have to follow through with these?

Legal advice

How to dismiss an employee for gross misconduct

What happens when a staff member crosses the line and needs to have their contract terminated?

Employing & managing staff

Employment versus self-employment

It seems as though our traditional views of what work actually is are being eroded by new ideas about employment.


Less lucrative options for female apprentices, study shows

Female apprentices are considerably more likely to end up in low-paid jobs as a result of training in female-dominated sectors, research finds.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

Partner content

Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

Partner content

Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?