Employment and HR Articles

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...

In Brief: Acas Guidance on Holiday and Holiday Pay

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has useful guidance for employers puzzling over staff holiday pay entitlements. The guidance leaflet gives a summary of holiday...

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...

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Employment and HR News

The Office Christmas PartyDecember 9, 2016

Having a Christmas party can be a brilliant way to thank your staff for all their hard work during the year, and to give the...

Disability – Protection of Pay Can Be a Reasonable AdjustmentDecember 1, 2016

In G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Limited v Powell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employer's duty to make reasonable adjustments where a provision,...

TUPE – No Service Provision Change to Commercial Bus CompanyNovember 21, 2016

In a recent case (CT Plus (Yorkshire) CIC v Black and Others), the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) provided important guidance on the operation of the...

Indirect Sex Discrimination and the Employer’s Legitimate Business AimsNovember 10, 2016

Under Section 19 of the Equality Act 2010, a female employee will succeed in a claim of indirect sex discrimination if she can show that...

Acas Guidance on Carrying Out Investigations in the WorkplaceNovember 2, 2016

When a problem arises in the workplace that cannot be resolved informally or quickly, it is important that the matter is dealt with fairly and...

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