Employment law can seem an impenetrable maze – one that you’ll hopefully never have to navigate. But having a basic understanding of your workplace rights is still essential. So to help you get your head (and ours) around the technicalities of wrongful dismissal, we’ve spoken to specialist Employment Lawyer Philip Landau of Landau Law to bring you this handy guide.
© Getty ImagesWhat’s the difference between wrongful dismissal and unfair dismissal?
You may have heard of both wrongful dismissal and unfair dismissal, but they are not interchangeable. Wrongful dismissal is a breach of contract
You don’t have to have served any hard time to be on probation. In fact, at one time or another, this word applies to us all. We investigate why…
© Getty ImagesWhat is a probation period?
It is, essentially, a safety net for employers after the recruitment stage is complete. The probation period is a mutually agreed upon duration of time (typically anywhere between one and six months) in which your ability to meet certain performance levels – in other words, the potential you exhibited in your interview – will be observed and assessed. Pending a review, the
In an ideal world, your place of work should be one of your favourite locations – after all, we can spend more than half our waking hours there. However, the workplace can be an environment in which a variety of different personalities come together, often resulting in tensions…
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It may not surprise you to learn that high-pressure job roles based in financial or sales offices often produce the most tension. But, drama in the workplace comes in many forms. It may evolve as a result of office gossip, conflict among colleagues, someone being overlooked for promotion,
Parenthood is one of the biggest life-changing events any of us will experience and it inevitably brings new demands on our time. By law, parents are allowed to take some time off work to look after children. This April, new rules concerning this kind of leave come into force. Employment law solicitor Philip Landau of Landau Law explains…
© Getty Images1. Shared parental leave
This is the biggest change. It’s a new entitlement to paid leave that will apply to eligible parents with a baby due to be born on or after 5 April
The days of declaring “I quit!” and flouncing out of the office are long gone. In a world of LinkedIn recommendations, exit interviews and counter offers, resigning is yet another part of changing jobs that needs thought and preparation. We spoke to independent recruitment expert Alex McKenzie to get the lowdown on how to do it right.
© Getty Images1. Leave for the right reasons
It may seem obvious, but resigning for the wrong reasons is something Alex, who’s worked for leading recruiters like Hamilton Bradshaw and Badenoch & Clark, sees all the time. “We come across this