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Employment Law

Employment law is a complex and ever-changing area of the law that governs the employer-employee relationship. Businesses need to comply with employment law to ensure that they are managing any risks appropriately whilst treating their employees fairly. 

Failure to comply with employment law can lead to costly legal claims and damages, so businesses must stay up-to-date on the latest developments. 

Find out how to stay compliant with the MAD-HR Online HR Toolkit…

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Latest Employment Law articles

The risks of discrimination in recruitment

The risks of discrimination in recruitment

Ensure you have a robust recruitment strategy to make certain you are protected from accusations of discrimination while recruiting.

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Menopause in the Workplace

What can employers, managers and colleagues do to support team members experiencing symptoms of menopause in the workplace?

Mental health and dismissal

Setting the record straight on mental health and dismissals

The question many employers might want to ask is “Can I dismiss someone with a mental health condition?” The answer: it’s not so straightforward.

Emergency legislation passed on Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021

Emergency legislation passed on SSP

New temporary legislation has been passed to increase the period of time that an employee can be off work sick without a medical note.

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What does the new Covid variant mean for employers?

With several cases of the Omicron variant identified in the UK, what do employers need to do next to prepare?

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Dear Boss….Can I Take My Holiday Now, Before Christmas?

We explore ways of managing the inevitable rush of annual leave requests that traditionally happen at the end of each year.

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The Autumn Budget 2021

The Autumn Budget 2021 was billed as a Budget for a new age and so here's everything the Chancellor announced today (27/10/21):

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Tribunal rules that underperforming Sales Director was unfairly dismissed after submitting £60k expenses claim

After being offered a lucrative settlement package, the employee submitted a huge expenses claim worth almost £60,000.

Final Countdown to Furlough

The final countdown to furlough

The furlough scheme comes to an end in September 2021. Here's are the latest updates regarding claims, fraud and more.


When does a failure to furlough as an alternative to redundancy result in a successful claim for unfair dismissal?

The employment tribunal considers the question of whether furlough should have been used as an alternative to making employees redundant.

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What right to you have to check an employee’s COVID vaccine status?

Can employers demand to be told the Covid vaccination status of their employees? The ICO has set out a very clear position on this.

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The end of furlough is coming – are you ready?

What should business owners and employers be doing to prepare themselves for the end of the furlough scheme in September 2021?

Annual leave and the COVID implication

Annual leave and the COVID implication

Many staff will feel they’ve ‘missed out’ on holiday over the last year due to COVID. How might you approach this year’s holiday leave?

Dismissal for personal conduct

Dismissal on the grounds of personal conduct

Following the accosting of Prof. Chris Whitty and subsequent firing of a perpetrator, we explore the nuances of dismissal for personal conduct.

Remote termination

Terminating employment in a remote working world

Employee termination is never easy, but firing remote employees can be even harder. Here is an empathetic guide to help you prepare.

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IR35 – Update

With IR35 having been extended to the private sector in April 2021, what do we know so far? Here’s our insight.

Fire and rehire

Minimise risk when it comes to fire and rehire

What is the concept of firing and rehiring, and how do you stay on the right side of both the law and your moral obligations to staff?

COVID vaccine for employees - angst amid the workforce

Vaccine angst amid the workforce

With employers having a duty of care to ensure a safe working environment, how do you deal with employees choosing not to take the vaccine?

Employee mental health

HR and employee mental health. What are my obligations?

We look at what causes poor employee mental health in the workplace, and how your business could improve wellbeing.

Voluntary redundancy - what is it?

Compulsory redundancy and voluntary redundancy – what’s the difference?

What's the difference between voluntary redundancy and compulsory redundancy? We explore both actions here.

If you have concerns about employment law issues, especially around employment law compliance, then you have come to the right place. The MAD-HR Employment Law Hub explains the fundamentals of employment law in a way that is easy to understand. We regularly publish essential updates when there are changes in law that may affect you as an employer.

Popular Employment Law articles

These are the articles relating to Employment Law that are popular on the MAD-HR website.


The impact of Employment Law on businesses

Employment law is a complex area that can have a significant impact on businesses. From hiring and firing employees to managing workplace safety, employment law covers a wide range of issues. failure to comply with employment law can result in hefty fines and other penalties, so it’s important for businesses to be aware of their obligations. employment law is constantly evolving, so it’s also important to keep up to date with the latest developments. By understanding the impact of employment law on businesses, employers can help to minimize the risk of legal problems and ensure that their workplace is fair and compliant.

Although compliance with employment law can be daunting, it is important to remember that help is available. The team at MAD-HR are experts in all areas of employment law and are here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you take the stress out of HR.

Contact MAD-HR via our contact page to find out how to stay on the right side of employment law.