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By Spencers Solicitors

February 27, 2017  |  Philip McCabe

Can you dismiss someone for gross misconduct if they have been grossly negligent?

Yes...depending on the facts of the case. [More]

February 23, 2017  |  Philip McCabe

Gender Pay Reporting - How to comply

Acas and the Government Equalities Office have published guidance on how businesses can calculate and report their gender pay gap. [More]

February 22, 2017  |  Philip McCabe

Getting those “off the record” conversations right

It is all too common for managers to confuse 'without prejudice' and 'protected conversations'. Here's how employers can get the distinction right. [More]

February 20, 2017  |  Philip McCabe

When you forget about an employee...

Whilst Mr Garcia, a Spanish civil servant who failed to turn up for work for "at least" six years until he was caught after becoming eligible for a long service award is an extreme example, it can be a case of ‘out of sight out of mind’... [More]

February 13, 2017  |  Philip McCabe

As this week sees Valentine’s Day, what could be more sobering than a warning of the dangers of office affairs?

Around one in five of married couples meet at work - if the evidence of divorce petitions are anything to go by, and with the increasing number of workplace affairs involving a colleague or client, the percentage of people who meet at work and have an affair is likely to be far greater than this. [More]

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