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What can HR do for an employee?

19 November 2018
The role of human resources (HR) can sometimes be a delicate balancing act and when things go wrong for an employee it can often come under fire.The one-time view of HR was that it was just a depar...

The ins and outs of employment law

15 October 2018
There are inevitably some employment disputes that cannot be settled without the intervention of a court.Then can be any number of reasons why the court system is needed to enforce employment law f...

"Gay Cake" Row - Ashers Bakery Win Appeal

12 October 2018
The UK Supreme court has ruled on the “gay- cake” discrimination case and was unanimous in their judgement in favour of the Asher bakery’s appeal.BBC News reports (1) that the bakery had been sued ...

A helping hand to pick out the right candidate to fill a vacancy

30 July 2018
Many things have made modern life much easier and for employers recruiting the right person is one such task.The role of recruitment agencies in sourcing, identifying and selecting the right candid...

Reaching out for a helping hand with HR matters

24 July 2018
From time to time we can all do with some assistance to manage the demands, pace and challenges of the modern workplace.Finding time to complete routine tasks let alone essential ones is an ongoing...

An unwelcome history that can cause new disciplinary problems

18 July 2018
There is a well-known saying that there is no smoke without fire but it’s a dangerous approach to take in disciplinary matters.Sandy had won a number of awards in recognition of her performance in ...

Keeping your cool to get the most out of an appraisal

16 July 2018
There is a risk that an appraisal meeting can turn into the type of slanging match you see on a popular TV talk show, but done properly it can have huge benefits.The Jeremey Kyle Show (1) usually f...

Manager pays the price for losing his cool and sacking sales executive

11 July 2018
Being on the receiving end of your boss losing his temper is never nice. Now imagine, that at the same time, he throws items at you, insults and swears at you and then dismisses you on the spo...

Noting the particulars of the employment contract

09 July 2018
Ask most employees what is in their employment contract and the chances are they will know the main points, may guess at others and there may be some oohing and aahing.Filmmaker Samuel Goldwyn (1) ...

How to prevent disciplinary problems

25 June 2018
A quiet word can be all that it takes to settle a potential disciplinary matterIn the ideal world all employees would do exactly what is expected and managers would never have cause for concern or ...

What is Employment law

11 June 2018
What is employment law and how is it enforceable?Employment law is ever changing and keeping up to date with it is vital as a failure to do so can prove extremely costly.It governs the working rela...

Covert Surveillance in the workplace: does it breach the right to privacy?

19 April 2018
Yes, is the answer, the use of hidden cameras in the workplace did violate the right to privacy of employees who were dismissed for theft as well as the Date Protection laws. This is according to t...

Dangers of being desk-bound

09 April 2018
Pay attention to every survey with a health warning and you will be afraid to do many things – and you can now add going to work and sitting at a desk to that list.New research has found that sitti...

The importance of HR

12 February 2018
Human Resources management is often viewed as a guard dog for bad management and business owners and it is a role that has certainly divided opinion.An online article (1) published last year listed...

The importance of keeping up to date with employment law

18 December 2017
It has never been more important for employers to be up to date with ever changing and complex employment law legislation. Many employers may have been lulled into a false sense of security in...

Can employers include previous incidents in a disciplinary investigation report

15 December 2017
The answer is yes.In the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case NHS 24 v Pillar(1) , the EAT held that it is not necessarily unfair to include additional information, such as past incide...

Employment law is your business

24 October 2017
Employment law can be complex and confusing but knowing exactly how it works can protect both employers and employees.It covers all aspects of the working relationship, and a good knowledge of ever...

Limits on Employers and reasonableness of the dismissal

04 September 2017
In misconduct cases, a dismissal is fair if the employer believed the employee to be guilty of the misconduct in question; had reasonable grounds for that belief; and carried out a reasonable inves...

Employment Tribunal Time Limits

05 June 2017
Q: Can an appellant to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) rely on vague medical evidence to get an extension of time for a late appeal?A: No, as held by the EAT in J v K & Anor...

Case Law: Gender Pay Gap Data must be published by law

22 May 2017
After the introduction of the gender pay gap regulations (1) recently, the government has launched a gender pay gap “viewing service (2)” giving the public access to the information that compan...
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