Employment tribunal claims down drastically after fees were introduced

One year ago, in July 2013, the Government introduced fees for bringing a claim to employment tribunal. Sexual harassment, unfair dismissal and discrimination claims now cost claimants £1,200. Claims to recover unpaid wages or holiday pay cost the employees £390. This has, unsurprisingly, had a major impact on the number of claims processed by the tribunal courts. Continue reading

Truth or Myth?: Substance abuse amounts as grounds for dismissal

This is a myth. As economic times get harder, more and more employers are faced with the problems that substance abuse brings to their companies. Whether this be alcohol or drugs the problems are generally the same but many wrongly believe that substance abuse amounts as grounds for instant dismissal. Continue reading

Truth or myth? The employee doesn’t have to be present at a capability meeting


As you can read in the guidance for conducting a capability procedure from legal experts at Vista below, if the employee is fit to attend a capability meeting but refuses to do so the employer can proceed in the employee’s absence. Continue reading