Can you be fired for talking about politics at work?

5th December 2019

So, the general election is happening next week.  Many people have very different views.  Some people are keen to express their views; others would prefer to keep their politics private.  There are even a few who would prefer not to … Continue reading

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Employer Guides: Can you discriminate against vegan employees?

6th November 2019

Christmas is coming. No doubt Christmas party menus are circulating and discussions surrounding outfit choice and who’s got who in the Secret Santa are hotting-up (okay, forget the last bit, of course no one’s talking about Secret Santa).  If you … Continue reading

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Myth busting: Do employees need employment contracts?

11th September 2019

One of the most frequently asked employment law questions, according to Google is: Do employees need employment contracts? One of the most common reasons employers give for not issuing a contract is that they are afraid of being held to … Continue reading

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New Employment Contract Fixed Price Package from £300

10th September 2019

Whatever the size of your business, as an employer it is vital to have the correct employment contracts in place. Employment contracts ensure not only that your business is protected but also that your staff are clear about what is … Continue reading

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What is a NDA

4th September 2019

NDA stands for non-disclosure agreement. Traditionally in the UK and the US this term is used as shorthand for a confidentiality agreement used in a variety of commercial relationships where confidential information is to be shared with individuals who would … Continue reading

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People Management Breakfast Forums

12th September 2019

This autumn, Melanie Rowe, Employment Law Specialist at Murrell Associates will be launching a regular series of People Management Breakfast Forums. The forums are aimed at anyone who has HR responsibilities such as business owners, operations managers, in house HR … Continue reading

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Avoiding sexual harassment claims – 3 tips for managing relationships at work

22nd July 2019

Relationships at work happen. Recently the #metoo movement has thrown sexual harassment at work into the spotlight. As one of the instances in which employers can be liable for the actions of staff, business owners will be understandably anxious to … Continue reading

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Employer Guides: Should disciplinary and grievance meetings be recorded?

18th June 2019

Employment law specialist, Melanie Rowe, discusses the pros and cons of recording disciplinary and grievance meetings and gives her top 5 tips on how best to handle them. Continue reading

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Employer Guides: Should I give a reference?

23rd April 2019

References are often an area of confusion and concern for employers. Many decline to provide a reference for fear of the potential legal consequences of responding honestly. This has the negative side-effect of reducing the worth of a valuable recruitment … Continue reading

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Employment Settlement Agreements: A brief guide

12th March 2019

A brief guide to settlement agreements for employers covering how they work, why they are used and when to use them. Written by Employment Specialist, Melanie Rowe, from Murrell Associates, Truro, Cornwall. Continue reading

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