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A company’s code of conduct does far more than you may realise. It provides guidance for decision making, impacts the way your staff interact with colleagues and consumers and proves handy for recruitment purposes – so why not learn what to include in yours?
With our departure from the EU looming and uncertainty at an all-time high following the Article 50 ruling, the future of the UK’s employment law is somewhat unclear.
The end of October saw two taxi drivers win a case against Uber with the help of GM Trade Union for the right to be classed as “workers”. Many suggested it would open the floodgates to claims against similar firms with on-demand staff – and news about Deliveroo suggests the sentiment is true.
Aaron Hayward, employment specialist at DJM Solicitors, asks what Uber’s recent employment tribunal ruling on workers rights will mean for businesses that are part of the gig economy.
It’s hard to escape news of the Uber employment tribunal ruling, where a long-awaited decision on the status of two taxi-drivers working for the company found its conclusion. This really is the employment law case of the year. But why?
Numerous changes will soon hit the UK in terms of tax credits and the social care system – including the state benefit paid to ill or disabled staff.
A BBC Panorama investigation brought to light the fact that UK retailers – the likes of M&S and ASOS – were breaching the Modern Slavery Act through child exploitation.
Although “flexible contracts” are subjected to widespread public mistrust, businesses are increasingly reliant on flexible workers to fill gaps in employment, particularly during seasonal peaks such as the run up to Christmas.
Contractual relationships are everywhere, in business and our personal lives, and so the question arises, do people always read what they sign? The honest answer for many will be no – so do T&Cs matter?