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Employment

Employment

Conducting the Perfect Interview

OK, in reality, it’s unlikely you’ll ever consider you’ve run a faultless interview. From preparation on your part to the odd dress sense of the candidate, something nearly always crops up.

Employment

Two Recent Employment Tribunal Cases

Here we explore two very recent cases where employers of well-known organisations have fallen foul of the procedural requirements necessary in circumstances they found themselves in.

Employment

Keeping Your Cool

Like Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis would testify, “some like it hot”; but unfortunately, not everyone and record-breaking high temperatures are raising some very serious concerns about the working environment.

Employment

Managing Mental Health at Work – PTSD

Unfortunately, with one in four of us likely to be impacted by some form of mental health problem in any one year the scale of the challenge remains huge.

Employment

Fixed Term Contracts – Own Goal or Winner?

Unusually for the Premier League Rafa Benitez, Newcastle United’s beloved manager, found himself coming towards the end of his three-year contract but without a firm offer that would entice him to stay.

Employment

Religious Freedom vs Foul Play

Israel Folau is an Australian rugby player who found himself sacked as a result of an Instagram post in May which caused uproar and breached Rugby Australia’s code of conduct.

Employment

Driving adjustments for disabled workers

Failing to stick to an organisation's own policy is a clear red flag in such situations and regardless of the steps taken in this case, HMRC failed to apply consistency to their adjustments.

Employment

NDA Prescription a misdiagnosis for whistle-blowers

A recent case has highlighted the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) within the public sector and in particular the NHS.

Employment

The four day working week – could it work for you?

The call for a change in the UK’s core working week has been made by the Trades Unions Congress (TUC) and increasingly businesses are giving this controversial option serious consideration.

Employment

The Appeal of Appeals

Quite often we find ourselves reporting on cases where, despite the decisions made by a company to dismiss an individual, their case is lost due to an inability to follow due process. Here follows yet another example of this inability to follow a set procedure.

Employment

Is Your Business Wrapped Up in Presenteeism?

Recent research by health insurance company Vitality highlights a worrying workplace trend, that of presenteeism. This term relates to employees who find themselves driven, obligated or in fear tipping up to work when they’re unwell.

Employment

Better Rights for ‘Gig Economy’ Workers

In an effort to improve the rights of casual or more commonly termed ‘Gig Economy’ workers the European Parliament has approved new minimum terms.

Employment

Pimlico Plumbers Payout Blocked

Plumbing and heating engineer Gary Smith was successful at the Supreme Court where he was able to assert his rights as an employee rather than a “gig worker” during a tenure where he was encouraged to engage as a self-employed contractor.

Employment

Employment Law Changes – April 2019

Details behind the important employment law changes that will apply to employers in the UK in April 2019.

Employment

Brexit Endgame

What of the future of employment legislation in the UK post Brexit?  A topic worth reminding ourselves of as we enter into the final chapter of what has been a tortuous, protracted and fraught process.

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