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Case law: Third ruling says business generating and passing work to 'independent' third parties may have to treat them as workers

Businesses which generate and pass work to third party individuals to carry out on a self-employed basis should consider whether those individuals may in fact be 'workers' under UK law - and entitled to basic employment law rights - following a third important legal ruling.Read more

Posted on 28 February 2017 | 11:07 am

Case law: Employers can dismiss employees for derogatory online comments, even if made years ago

Employers should ensure their policies, staff training, etc, make clear to employees that they must not post derogatory or insulting comments on public social media (or elsewhere) about their employer or colleagues, otherwise they may face disciplinary action - even if the posts were made several years ago.Read more

Posted on 28 February 2017 | 11:06 am

Case law: Physical violence at work does not automatically justify dismissal without notice

Employers should not assume that physical violence by an employee always justifies dismissal without notice. They should carry out a fair and reasonable investigation taking into account all the circumstances, including whether the employer has been consistent, and the employee's length of service, following a recent ruling.Read more

Posted on 28 February 2017 | 11:05 am