The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. This guide sets out the main obligations for employers. In the employment context, for the purposes of the GDPR, the employer will usually be the data controller and... Read More
Dress codes are often drawn up by employers. Many businesses, particularly in the professional services sector, need to portray a corporate image to their clients – and ensuring staff are smartly dressed is an important part of conveying that image.
Settlement agreements are agreements between employers and employees, which settle certain employment claims. The vast majority of employment claims can be settled in this way, although there are a few exceptions.
There are different exit strategies for leaving employers. The appropriate strategy will depend on the individual’s circumstances. In some cases an employee may simply wish to resign from their employer to pursue other opportunities. In other instances though an employee could have... Read More
Managing performance needs to be carried out regularly and handled sensitively. Letting performance remain unchecked can be extremely detrimental to your business and to staff morale. Managers often prefer to turn a blind eye to under-performing employees, hoping that things will improve without the... Read More
When dealing with grievances it’s important for employers to follow their own grievance procedures. Employers also need to have in mind the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (Code). A failure to follow the Code doesn’t make an organisation... Read More
Matt is an experienced employment lawyer and legal commentator. Matt advises businesses and individuals on all employment law related issues. He also regularly writes for external publications including the Independent, the Guardian and City AM.