Briefing quick find:

Lipstick and high heels are here to stay

Workplace dress codes – A reminder We saw public uproar in 2016 when Nicola Thorp, a receptionist working for PwC via an agency called Portico, was sent home one day for failing to wear high heels. She was told that it…

Early Conciliation and extension of time limits

Prospective claimants, employment law practitioners and HR professionals alike regularly grapple with the question of how Early Conciliation (EC) affects time limits for bringing claims in the Employment Tribunal. Early Conciliation and time limits A prospective claimant bringing a claim in the Employment…

Does the ACAS code apply to all dismissals?

The ACAS Code on disciplinary and grievance procedures expressly provides: The Code does not apply to redundancy dismissals or the non renewal of fixed term contracts on their expiry. Why is it important to follow the ACAS Code? Not only does it…