Employment and HR Latest News

Government Consults on Aspects of the Parental Bereavement BillMarch 28, 2018

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill was introduced into Parliament as a Private Members' Bill in July 2017. The Bill is being supported by...

Unfair Competition by Former Employees – The Law Can Move Fast!February 16, 2018

If key workers leave your employment and you are concerned that they may breach their contracts by setting up in competition, the law can move...

Government Responds to the Taylor Review of Employment PracticesFebruary 8, 2018

In October 2016, the Prime Minister commissioned Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and a...

Unfair Dismissal – What Matters is the Decision Maker’s MindsetFebruary 6, 2018

For an employee to succeed in a claim of unfair dismissal, they must be able to show that their employer has acted unreasonably, and unfair...

Airline Pilot Strikes Crucial Blow for Trade Union RightsJanuary 30, 2018

It has long been unlawful to refuse to employ someone because of his or her trade union membership. However, in a ground-breaking decision, a tribunal...

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Employment and HR Articles

Compensation for Injury to Feelings

Compensation in unfair dismissal cases is based on financial losses, but where the dismissal is also discriminatory, it is possible to claim damages for non-financial...

Constructive Dismissal and Affirmation of Contract

Constructive dismissal occurs when an employee is forced to leave their job against their will because of a fundamental breach of contract by their employer....

Dealing with Employee Absence

Employee absences can be both costly and disruptive for businesses. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's 2016 annual survey report on Absence Management,...

Driving on Company Business

Research by the Health and Safety Executive shows that 20 people are killed and 250 are seriously injured each week in traffic accidents involving someone...

Drug Policy – Recognising the Signs and What to Do

Substance abuse amongst staff can affect all areas of employment, whether it be a decrease in productivity, increased absenteeism or the increased likelihood of accidents...

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