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Employment and HR News

Government Review of Sickness AbsenceSeptember 6, 2013

Each year, around 11 million employees take sickness leave. Of these, 300,000 go on to claim health-related state benefits. In all, this costs the taxpayer...

New Type of Employment Contract IntroducedSeptember 1, 2013

The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 provides for a new type of employment status, the ‘employee shareholder' – with effect from 1 September 2013. Employee shareholders...

Covert Recordings – Admissible as Evidence?August 29, 2013

In Vaughan v London Borough of Lewisham and Others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) reaffirmed that whilst the practice of making secret recordings may be...

Apprentice Winner Loses Constructive Dismissal ClaimAugust 19, 2013

Stella English, a former winner of the TV programme ‘The Apprentice’, has lost her Employment Tribunal (ET) claim for unfair constructive dismissal, contrary to Section...

Collective Redundancy – Careful Consultation VitalAugust 15, 2013

In a recent dispute, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) stressed how important it is for employers to follow the correct procedure for consulting staff when...

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