ILG Podcast

Our aim is to make employment law accessible to everyone. We provide up to date advice and information for individual employers receiving direct payments or personal health budgets.

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Some Other Substantial Reason (SOSR) Dismissal

If an employer ever needs to dismiss a PA they must have a fair reason related to conduct, capability, a redundancy situation, illegality or SOSR.

 SOSR applies when something significant has happened to warrant a dismissal, perhaps the funding body are putting pressure on the employer to part company with a PA or the relationship has broken down between the cared for person and the worker. In this episode we discuss the application of SOSR dismissals when advising individual employers with reference to some recent cases.

Season 1, Episode 7   |    30min

Recent Episodes

Episode 7: Some Other Substantial Reason (SOSR) Dismissal

If an employer ever needs to dismiss a PA they must have a fair reason related to conduct, capability, a redundancy situation, illegality or SOSR. SOSR applies when something significant has happened to warrant a dismissal, perhaps the funding body are putting pressure on the employer to part company with a PA or the relationship has broken down between the cared for person and the worker.

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Episode 6: TUPE

TUPE or not TUPE, that IS the question. What does TUPE mean and when does it apply to individual employers?
In this episode we explore how PAs employment rights are protected when individual employers decide to stop being an employer and use an agency instead or when a DP is replaced by a service directly commissioned by a funding body.

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Episode 5: Annual Leave

Rolled up holiday pay? Use it or lose it? Entitlement to leave or pay? In this episode we discuss and reflect on the rules around statutory annual leave and the recent Covid amendments. We also consider how best to calculate leave for a-typical workers and discuss the impact of the recent case law that tackled this issue head on.

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Episode 4: Live in Care

What do we mean by live in care? Does it make a difference if the PA resides permanently in the employers home? In this episode we seek to define live in care as opposed to long stay shift work and examine the relevant legal frameworks applicable to individual employers.

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Episode 3: Employment Status

Can a PA ever be truly self-employed? What impact if any does the recent Uber judgment have for individual employers? This episode considers these questions and explores the issues they raise.

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Meet The Hosts

Rachel Harkin

Rachel Harkin

ILG Support

David Ashley

David Ashley

Mark Bates Ltd

Rachel heads up the new employment advice service for Mark Bates policy holders, ILG Support.  Rachel is a qualified lawyer with many years’ experience as a legal adviser, specialising in support for Individual Employers. David works for Mark Bates Ltd Insurance and has worked in and around Direct Payments for many years in various roles.  David has also been an active member of the London SDS Forum organising committee for over 15 years.

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