Types of Engagement in the British Army

1.0    Introduction This article provides an overview of the types of engagement available in the British Army, specifically the Regular Army. 2.0     What are the Types of Engagement? Personnel in the Regular force of the British Army can be enlisted on one of the following types of engagement: Short Service; Versatile; and/or Local Service. 3.0    … Read More

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Zero Hours Workers, Mental Health & Discrimination

A worker on a zero hours contract has received £19,500 compensation after winning a claim for sexual harassment. Hotel worker Ms Southern claimed she had been sexually harassed for a long period by her bar manager, but delayed raising a grievance because she was worried her shift hours might be dropped. The tribunal ruled that… Read More

Outdoor Fitness & Reasonable Access to Documents

Offer + Acceptance = Contract When your employer sends you a contract of employment it constitutes an offer (the first part of a contract between two or more parties). When you sign (and return) your contract of employment to your employer it constitutes acceptance (the second part of a contract between two or more parties). However,… Read More

Workers, Employees & the Self-Employed: Confused?

Employment law can be quite confusing, more so in the area of employment status. The above diagram should provide some clarity! Remember, courts give more credence to what happens in reality than what is written in the contract. View the Contracts section of the blog for further insight.

New Sub-section: Restrictive Covenants

A new sub-section ‘Restrictive Covenants’ under the main page heading of ‘Human Resources’ has been added. This particular article will be looking at: What is a Restrictive Covenant; Types of Contracts using Restrictive Covenants; Free and Fair Competition; The Judicial Approach to Restrictive Covenants; Challenging Contractual Restrictions; The Consequences of an Unreasonable Contractual Restriction; Employment… Read More