Employment and HR Articles

Offensive Tweets and Unfair Dismissal

In a case which dealt with the issue of misuse of Twitter by an employee in the context of an unfair dismissal claim (Game Retail...

A General Guide to Recruiting Staff

Getting the recruitment process right is vital to ensure that you not only select the most suitable candidate for the vacancy but also do so...

In Brief: Data Protection Guidance for Employers

Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that employees' personal details are respected and properly protected. The Employment Practices Data Protection Code contains guidance on the...

A Guide to Selecting Employees for Redundancy

When an employer faces having to dismiss employees by reason of redundancy, there are certain procedures that should be followed in order to comply with...

The Equality Act 2010 – A Guide for Employers

The Equality Act 2010 replaced nine major pieces of discrimination legislation and other ancillary measures introduced over the last forty years. The core provisions of...

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Employment and HR News

EAT Criticises Perfunctory Treatment of Sacked Property ManagerMarch 9, 2017

In a recent case (Thomas v BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory and Property Management UK Limited), a senior property management company employee who was made...

Sacked Maritime Armed Guard Has Compensation Hopes BoostedFebruary 28, 2017

Where there is a complaint of misconduct, an employer will not normally be judged to have acted reasonably unless a full and fair investigation into...

New Minimum Wage RatesFebruary 21, 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his Autumn Statement that the following changes to the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage...

Disability Discrimination – A Question of Cause and EffectFebruary 17, 2017

Findings of disability discrimination require proof not only of unfavourable treatment but also of a causal connection between that treatment and a person's disability. That...

Government Review of Employment Tribunal FeesFebruary 15, 2017

The Ministry of Justice has published its long-awaited review of Employment Tribunal (ET) fees, which were introduced in July 2013. This concluded that the objectives for...

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