Protecting Our Clients v Protected Characteristics

So What Is A Disability? As you will be aware, disability is protected under The Equality Act 2010. This is to ensure that no employee should be subjected to discrimination or prejudicial treatment in the workplace due to their disability. But What Is Not A...

Dodgy Disciplinary Decisions

A leading parcel delivery company has been accused of implementing an unfair points based disciplinary system to sack drivers. Essentially, drivers who make small mistakes or don’t turn up for work are now given points. If they tote up 21 points, their contracts are...

Restructures

In a recent survey DLP were asked us to cover Restructures. Below are our top tips for managing Organisational Change. Plan: Have your end goal in mind What are you trying to achieve from the Restructure? Managers need to clearly define...

Top Questions for February 2019

A visual summary of the top questions fielded by DLP Advisers in February 2019. Click image to enlarge The top questions in February were… Consultation (fixed term contracts, contractual changes, zero hours contracts, garden leave, etc.) – 36% Disciplinary – 18%...

Protecting Our Client v Protected Characteristics

DLP have seen a rapid increase in recent months of appeals based on the grounds of an employee’s protected characteristic. Our clients have often questioned when contacting us for advice why we are asking certain questions such as an employee’s length of service,...

TUPE Case law

Responsibilities of the new employer It is important to remember that the employer who is receiving the transferred employees is responsible for those new employees. This was illustrated in the case of NHS Direct v Gunn [2015]. Gunn was transferred to a new employer....