90-Day Trial Period Hiring and Firing Checklists

I have written elsewhere about certain pitfalls you should be aware of when hiring staff on a 90-day trial period. Sometimes, though, you just need a checklist to make sure you are doing the right thing. Who has the time to review all the most recent case law on a legal topic when you’re busy […]

3 Questions To Ask When Faced With Redundancy

From time to time employers need to make changes to their business that can affect their staff. Just finding yourself at the receiving end of your employer’s proposals for change, where your job is at threat, can be a very stressful time. On top of this, however, your employer will (if they are acting fairly) […]

Three Warnings And You’re Out?

“But don’t I have to give him three warnings before I dismiss him?” That was the question an employer asked me as they were pondering whether it was time to dismiss an unruly staff member. It’s fair to say this client of mine is not alone. Many employers and employees think that a series of […]

Was I Constructively Dismissed?

You may have heard the term “constructive dismissal” and wondered what it meant. I accept the terminology is a little unusual. It sounds like something that happens to a builder when he is laid off. Or perhaps, like the term “constructive criticism”, it refers to a dismissal was helpful in some way? As plausible as […]