Lucy Adams, former BBC HR director

“Appraisals don’t work,” says former BBC HR director Lucy Adams

Lucy Adams, the former HR director of the BBC, has slammed the annual appraisal process, claiming they don’t work and…

Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth, new BBC HR director

BBC appoints new HR director

The BBC has announced that Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth will lead the corporation’s People Division from August 2014, replacing Lucy Adams who…

The early conciliation notification form

Early conciliation welcomed by two-thirds of HR professionals

Two-thirds of HR professionals welcome last week’s introduction of early conciliation, the new Acas scheme that aims to resolve disputes…

Women-only shortlists

Should the UK introduce women-only shortlists for board positions?

The lack of women occupying top spots in UK business is in the spotlight again, as business secretary Vince Cable…

Homophobia

Tribunal watch: Gay man greeted with “hello darling” and limp wrist gesture

An employment tribunal ordered an employer to pay £2,000 after finding that a manager’s comments about the claimant’s sexuality, including…

Early conciliation questions

Early conciliation: seven unanswered questions

From 6 May 2014, potential claimants will not be able to lodge an employment tribunal claim without first notifying Acas…

Appeal panel

Unfair dismissal: no obligation on employer to follow independent appeal panel

In DLA Piper’s case of the week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered a case in which the employer was…

Mediation

What is the role of mediation in the new early conciliation arrangements?

Clarion’s John Robinson looks at how the introduction of Acas early conciliation may affect the employment tribunal process.
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Employment tribunals: 15 unusual forms of harassment

Harassment is traditionally thought of as a man’s unwanted actions towards a woman, or comments that are offensive to a…

Five steps to early conciliation

Early conciliation: five initial steps for employers when Acas makes contact

A fundamental difference for employers under the early conciliation regime is that they may first be alerted to a potential…

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