Employment

  • ACAS

    Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration...
  • Basic Disclosure

    Some forms of employment require a Criminal Conviction Certificate, which will show all convictions held at national level which are not...
  • Bullying

    This occurs when someone tries to intimidate, humiliate or undermine another...
  • Collective Agreement

    An agreement reached through negotiations between a trade union and an...
  • Compromise Agreement

    This is an agreement which is entered into by an employee and employer, preventing an employee’s right to a claim against their...
  • Confidentiality agreement

    An agreement made to protect confidential information in case it needs to be disclosed to another...
  • Constructive Dismissal

    When an employee is forced to resign because of an employer's...
  • Contract Of Service

    A contract under which a person agrees to consider themselves an...
  • Contract for Service

    A contract with a person who is...
  • DDA

    Disability Discrimination...
  • Direct Discrimination

    This is where an employee or prospective employee is less favourably treated because of their race, sex, marital status, religion, sexual orientation or gender...
  • Disciplinary Procedure

    There is a statutory disciplinary procedure which must be followed by all employers and...
  • Discrimination

    Less favourable treatment of one or more members of a specified...
  • EPA

    Equal Pay...
  • Effective Date of Termination

    This is the date on which an employee's notice of dismissal...
  • Employers' Liability

    A claim for personal injury arising from injuries sustained as a result of employment...
  • Employment Appeal Tribunal

    This court deals with appeals from Employment...
  • Employment Tribunal

    Initial court which hears employment law disputes (previously known as Industrial...
  • Enhanced Disclosure

    Some forms of employment require an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate, which includes information from local police records on minor convictions, cautions and non-conviction...
  • Gangmaster

    A gangmaster is someone or some organisation which supplies workers to the agricultural and food-processing...
  • Genuine Occupational Requirement

    This is useful in cases where an employer would otherwise be seen to be discriminatingb (such as an actress needing to be a...
  • Grievance Procedure

    This is the procedure under which an employee dissatisfied with a disciplinary decision can apply to a higher...
  • Gross Misconduct

    An act by an employee which allows their employer to dismiss them...
  • Harassment

    Unwanted conduct which offends someone's dignity at...
  • Indirect Discrimination

    This is where the effect of certain requirements, conditions or practices imposed by an employer has an adverse impact disproportionally on a certain...
  • Industrial Disease

    A disease or illness developed as a result of working...
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

    This is available to any employee who has been disabled as a result of an accident arising out of and in the course of his employment or as a result of an industrial disease due to the nature of that...
  • Legitimate Interest

    Where an employer has a right to have certain interests protected by...
  • PAYE

    Pay As You Earn - the system whereby employers pay tax on behalf of their...
  • Protected Act

    Unfavourable treatment of an employee will be regarded as unlawful victimisation if it is as a result of the employee doing or intending to do a "protectected act" - which is essentially an action pertaining to the Race Relations...
  • Protected Disclosure

    This is a disclosure of information which is protected by the Whistleblowers...
  • Protective Award

    This is made by an Employment Tribunal in favour of individuals who have been made redundant if their employer failed to arrange for elections of employee representatives or failed to consult with appropriate representatives of affected employees about...
  • RRA

    Race Relations...
  • Redundancy

    Where employment is terminated because the position no longer...
  • Remuneration

    Pay or reward for services...
  • Repudiatory Breach

    A serious breach of contract (by either employee or employer) which entitles the other party to terminate the contract without giving...
  • SDA

    Sex Discrimination...
  • SMP

    Statutory Maternity...
  • SSP

    Statutory Sick...
  • Service contract

    Contracts sometimes given to directors and officers of a company instead of an employment...
  • Sexual Harassment

    Harassment on the basis of...
  • Standard Disclosure

    Some forms of employment require a Criminal Record Certificate, which will provide details of spent convictions and of cautions as well as of unspent...
  • Summary Dismissal

    This occurs when an employee is dismissed without notice or prior warnings due to gross...
  • Unfair Dismissal

    When an employer dismisses an employee without valid or justified reason, or without following the required...
  • Vicarious Liability

    An employer is vicariously liable for negligent acts or omissions by any employee in the course of...
  • Victimisation

    This occurs when an employer comes into conflict with an employee for using their workplace complaints procedures or exercising their legal...
  • Whistleblowing

    This occurs when an employee alerts a higher body of malpractice in the...
  • Wrongful Dismissal

    This occurs when an employee is summarily dismissed in breach of contractual...