BREXIT Extension: “Trick or Treaty?”

The UK and the EU have agreed a “flexible extension” of Brexit until 31 October. But will this Halloween exit date mean further nightmares for employers? A consequence of the delay will be how this impacts in terms of causing delays to the government’s plans for...

UK’s Oldest Person to Win Age Discrimination Case

A hospital secretary has become the oldest person to win an age discrimination case at the age of 88. FACTS Eileen was employed by Royal Berkshire NHS Trust for over 25 years. She was dismissed in January 2017 after she was accused of failing to upload records onto a...

Occupational Health Assessments

A number of clients and their employees have enquired recently about the need for Occupational Health Assessments, exactly what they are and when they are required. Basically there is no one inside most organisations who is qualified to make medical decisions as to...

Contracts and Changing Terms and Conditions…

A contract of employment is the basis of the employer-employee relationship; it is the agreement made between the parties and can be verbal or in writing (preferably the latter). Upon acceptance of an offer of employment, a contract exists between an employee and an...

Top Questions for April 2019

A visual summary of the top questions fielded by DLP Advisers in April 2019. Click image to enlarge The top questions in April were… Sickness/Welfare Meetings – 20% Disciplinary – 18% Investigations – 17% Contractual Terms & Changes...

Spent/Unspent Convictions and Employment Law

We have had several calls recently from Managers recently who have interviewed a candidate and the DBS check has come back with a conviction (spent or unspent) and we have been asked the question whether to employ or not employ. Spent convictions are those convictions...