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Case law: Tribunal clarifies employee's duty to notify employers of reasons for absence from work for dependent

Employers will welcome clarity on when it is 'reasonably practicable' for an employee to contact them to explain absence from work, following an Employment Appeal Tribunal decision.

An employee had been issued with several final written warnings following absences from work.… Read more

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:51 am

Case law: Court of Appeal confirms when it is reasonable to bring disciplinary proceedings

Employers must be able to show that bringing disciplinary proceedings is, objectively, within the range of reasonable decisions to make in the circumstances, having made proper enquiries, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.

An employer, a university, alleged that a senior lecturer had written, and sent to another college, a misleading and inaccurate reference for a colleague overstating the colleague's qualities and qualifications.… Read more

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:51 am

New guidance: Acas issues guidance on new shared parental leave rules

Employers will welcome new Acas guidance to help them understand and comply with new rules on shared parental leave.

The new rules come into force on 1 December 2014 and enable eligible mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to share parental leave between them after their child is born (or adopted) as long as they follow certain procedures.… Read more

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:49 am