Madaline Dunn

Articles By Madaline Dunn:

How to deal with trade unions

In the UK, for decades trade unions have succeeded in radically improving working conditions for workers. Some of these major achievements include, abolishing child labour, the National Minimum Wage (NMW), equality legislation and the improvement of worker safety, to name but a few. And now, following a historic decline, trade union membership is now on…

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Age in the workplace

The UK workforce is the most diverse it’s ever been, however age is often a category that is overlooked. That being said, it’s an incredibly important factor to consider within the workplace. Of course, depending on the age of an employee, there will be different capabilities, levels of experience and skill sets, and this in…

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The Implied Terms of Trust and Confidence

Within the workplace there are express contractual obligations such as National Minimum Wage (NMW) and protection against discrimination and then there are terms which are implied within a contract. This includes the implied terms of trust and confidence. The terms have their origins within common law, which stemmed from the duty of cooperation, and gained…

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Making changes to employment contracts

Sometimes situations crop up in the workplace that lead to an employer needing to change the details of an employee’s employment contract. Perhaps a business needs to undergo restructuring or maybe a business’ needs have changed, meaning different roles and hours are required. Whatever the reason, there is a correct procedure to follow when it…

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Settlement agreements

When it comes to resolving disputes in the workplace, the parties involved typically want it to be dealt with as simply and smoothly as possible. After all, taking a workplace dispute to an employment tribunal can be a highly stressful and expensive process. Instead, proposing a settlement agreement can be an effective way for an…

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Holiday entitlement at work

Holidays from work are essential. They give employees the time to refresh and reflect, and most importantly, have fun. Whether it’s a staycation with the family, a romantic getaway with your partner, or just a much needed break from work, holidays are always something to look forward to. They’re also an integral part of a…

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Becoming self-employed

Making the decision to go self-employed can be both exciting and daunting. Many choose to take this route, because of the extra flexibility and freedom provided through working for yourself. However, that’s not to say it’s all plain sailing. Self-employment brings along extra responsibilities and sometimes a little added stress. But, if you know the…

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Workplace Training

Ensuring that everyone in the workplace is clued up on what is expected of them, and reaching their full potential, is an essential priority for a good business. A great way of achieving this is through providing workplace training. Not only will training help a company ensure that they are toeing the line in terms…

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Pregnancy in the workplace

Discovering that you’re pregnant, is a joyous and exciting moment. However, this joy can be followed with anxieties related to work, maternity leave, and maternity rights. These anxieties are completely natural. That being said, equipped with the right knowledge, there is no need to worry about where you stand as a new mother in the…

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Internships in the workplace

Providing internships can benefit companies in a number of different ways. It can be a method of finding new employees. It can provide a company with a new, fresh perspective, and it can also act as a way of giving back to the community. That being said, it can be a tricky area to negotiate….

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