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

Expenses claim

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 do 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.

Bullying Allegations and the burden of proof

Workplace Bullying & Harassment Allegations & The Burden Of Proof

We look at what 'proof' means in terms of workplace bullying, and whose responsibility it is to obtain proof.

Constructive dismiss Vs unfair dismissal

Constructive dismissal and unfair dismissal – employers’ guide

Want to know the difference between constructive dismissal and unfair dismissal? We define each term in this blog post.

Furlough Scheme update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) Changes Effective 1st July 2021

Here are the details relating the changes to the furlough scheme as announced by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak on 3rd March 2021.

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Chancellors Budget – 3rd March 2021

Find out how the Chancellors Budget on 3rd March 2021 might affect your business, and how the new budget might affect your employees.

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National Minimum Wage shock headline (Or is it?)

The Government has released a list of companies who have committed National Minimum Wage breaches - but are these breaches always intentional?

How to avoid discrimination in the workplace

How to avoid discrimination in the workplace

Worried about the prospect of a workplace discrimination claim? Prevention is the way forward. Here are some practical steps to take.

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Uber decision: The history and the future

We look at the history of Uber vs Aslam case, including similar claims, and what this means for gig economy workers moving forward.

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.