(01233) 653500 (01233) 653500

Monday to Friday
from 08:30 to 17:00
Our products

Employment Myths Shattered

See what the law really says about workplace rules and procedures

A Tips & Advice book about... 

In a nutshell

This book sets the record straight on many commonly held employment law beliefs. We've debunked 40 myths on a variety of topics including recruitment, parental issues, sickness and termination. Use this book to apply the correct procedures and secure an effective outcome when dealing with workplace issues.

In detail

As an employer, you need to be well aware of your rights and responsibilities towards your employees. Even minor mistakes can prove costly to your business. This book ensures you get the law right. It guides you safely through the minefield of employee rights. We look at:

  • The existing myth
  • What the law really says
  • Effective ways to deal with the situation
  • Preventive strategies to avoid future problems

And that's not all. We've included a set of ready-to-use documents to complement the advice. You'll have all the information you need to shatter employment myths in a legally secure way.

We've created this Tips & Advice book especially for... 

Business owners, employers, personnel and HR staff, employment consultants, company directors that want to:

  • Stay legally secure and get the best from their staff
  • Get to grips with employment law

You'll get the following free extras with this Tips & Advice book... 

An Online Service with ready-to-use documents

  • To immediately apply our advice and solutions in practice
  • That you can easily adapt to suit your own requirements

In this Tips & Advice book you'll read about...

Table of contents


Section 1 - Myths

1. Jobs vacancies must be advertised externally

2. No social media checks during recruitment

3. Asking about family plans is illegal

4. No right to work checks needed if they look British

5. A job offer can’t be withdrawn once it’s accepted

6. There must be a written employment contract

7. An employment contract must be signed

8. Employees can contract out of their statutory rights

9. All workers are employees

10. If they pay their own tax they’re self-employed

11. Part-time workers have fewer legal rights

12. Probation periods are pointless

13. There are no statutory rights during probation

14. You can read any e-mail sent via your IT systems

15. Say whatever you like in a reference

16. Employees can take annual leave when they like

17. It’s either bank holidays off or time off in lieu

18. Sick employees cannot be contacted

19. A sick employee is unfit to attend any meeting

20. Small employers don’t have to make reasonable adjustments

21. Every pregnant employee gets SMP

22. KIT days are pro rata for part-time employees

23. Employees can always go part time after maternity leave

24. Parental leave has been abolished

25. All employees can take shared parental leave

26. Pregnant employees can’t ever be sacked

27. Employees must agree to personal searches

28. Suspension can be imposed automatically

29. Gross misconduct allows you to sack on the spot

30. Verbal warnings are no longer allowed

31. Anyone can be a workplace companion

32. Disciplinary warnings can be open ended

33. No record can be kept of expired disciplinary action

34. The notice period must be the same on both sides

35. Fixed-term employees can’t claim unfair dismissal

36. The tribunal can automatically reinstate an employee

37. Only UK-based employees can use the tribunal

38. All interns must be paid

39. You can’t reject expenses claims

40. Workplace risk assessments must be in writing

Section 2 - Documents

Online service




Special subscribers' offer



Only if you already have a subscription

Standard offer




Got a question?
Call Customer Services

(01233) 653500