Employment and HR Articles

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...

Tougher Rules on Illegal Working Now In Force

The Immigration Act 2016 contains a wide range of measures, including new rules intended to crack down on businesses that employ those who do not...

Whistleblowing

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) – often referred to as the ‘Whistleblowing’ Act – was introduced in the wake of various workplace scandals...

Workplace Stress – An Employer’s Duties

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published the findings of its sixteenth absence management survey, carried out in partnership with Simplyhealth. This...

A Guide to Unfair Dismissal

Only employees have the right not to be unfairly dismissed. The right does not extend, for example, to people who are self-employed, independent contractors, members...

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Employment and HR News

‘Pre-Pack’ Administration and TUPEOctober 4, 2017

Whilst the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) operate to protect the employment rights of employees when there is a relevant transfer...

Depressed Supermarket Worker Wins Disability Discrimination PayoutSeptember 20, 2017

Disability is a broad legal concept and encompasses not just physical incapacity but also mental ill health and all of its consequences. In one case,...

Workplace Disciplinary Action – Does the Penalty Fit the Offence?September 11, 2017

When it comes to workplace disciplinary action, it is vital for employers to ensure that the penalty fits the offence. In one striking case where...

Social Housing Company Not Guilty of Age DiscriminationAugust 13, 2017

In the context of a redundancy process, in which workers competed with one another in order to obtain one of the remaining posts, it was...

Sleeping at Work and the National Minimum WageAugust 3, 2017

Whether or not a worker who is on call at their employer's premises but who is allowed to sleep when their services are not required...

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