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10 reasons why it is important to have trade union (TU) representation during a disciplinary, grievance and/or redundancy meeting.

Published 18 January 2014
Dealing with disciplinary, grievance and/or redundancy meeting and situations can be an emotionally draining experience. When facing the stress of such situations; the pressure can easily get to a ...

Healthy lunches for the busy worker!

Published 04 January 2014
The following post is part of our guest blogger series; today brought to you by Nutrition Coach Susan hart.Many of us have heard the old saying, “Breakfast of a king, lunch of a prince and dinner o...

Understanding Employment Tribunal fees: what you need to know!

Published 16 December 2013
As of July 2013 employees will need to pay to take their case to an employment tribunal. The highly contentious move by the Coalition government has come into force despite opposition from trade un...

Legal Corner: How long do you have to be employed by your employer to bring a claim for discrimination under the Equality Act?

Published 02 December 2013
Answer: There is no qualifying period!A right to bring a claim for discrimination applies from day one of your employment. The right also applies to workers who are contracted to do work for the em...

What to do if you are being bullied, harassed or intimidated at work!

Published 30 September 2013
There continues to be an unacceptable level of bullying, harassment and intimidation in our workplaces! A problem which, sadly, seems to be endemic in a variety of workplaces all over the world and...

Stress in the workplace: The effects on your organisation & what you can do about it.

Published 24 September 2013
A special report for human resources and health & safety managers and directors.We are all familiar with the headline statistics about stress and how it is now the most common cause of long ter...

Legal corner: "Zero Hours" contracts; what do they mean?

Published 16 September 2013
We recently posted an article concerning "Zero Hours" contracts; a topic which has been a major topic of discussion as of late. We were concerned that much of the media coverage presented such cont...

Who owns your contacts on LinkedIn?

Published 16 July 2013
Who owns your LinkedIn contacts? Is it you or the business you work for? And can you be sacked for using LinkedIn to look for job opportunities?Senior HR professional John Flexman uploaded his CV o...

Making a political point – the Government announces a significant change to unfair dismissal laws

Published 08 March 2013
In November 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued an important and controversial judgment stating that UK employment laws did not comply with an important part of the European Conv...

Is love in the air in your workplace this Valentines Day?

Published 12 February 2013
Valentines Day - the day on which traditionally 'love is in the air'. Statistics have shown that a significant proportion of us now meet our 'loved one' at work and around 70% of employees have had...

Transfer and new employers

Published 04 February 2013
The recent decision of the EAT in Edinburgh Home-Link Partnership v The City of Edinburgh Council is being seen as another demonstration of the failure of the Labour Government's 'service provision...

Noughts and crosses - European Court of Human Rights rules on long-running religious discrimination cases

Published 30 January 2013
he European Court of Human Rights has published its long awaited decision in the cases of Nadia Eweida, Shirley Chaplin, Lillian Ladele and Gary McFarlane – the first two cases centred on wearing c...
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