Should HR be the guardians of protected disclosures?

Whistleblowing: do we need “guardians” or should this fall to HR?

The latest report by Sir Robert Francis looks at how employers in the NHS should deal with whistleblowers fairly. But...
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Top 10 HR questions in February 2015: E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes and smoking policies were on employers’ minds last month, with the first tribunal decision involving disciplinary action for using...

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Serial litigant banned from further tribunal claims

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) granted an indefinite restriction of proceedings order preventing further...

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How to manage sickness issues with uncooperative employees

If an employee will not consent to a medical examination, or to the disclosure of a medical report, what can...

Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost: A tribunal found that a recreation of this scene from the film Ghost did not constitute sexual harassment. Photo: Paramount/Everett/REX

Tribunal watch: Re-enactment of Ghost film scene not sexual harassment

An employment tribunal has found that a line manager with a “predilection for innuendo” did not commit sexual harassment against...

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TUPE service provision changes – which employees transfer?

Determining whether or not TUPE applies to an outsourcing or insourcing situation can be a headache for employers. Linda Glover...

Dress code research

Too tight or too loose: how does your dress code compare?

Tattoos, beards and piercings are just three fashions that may have challenged employers’ dress codes. Trends that may have felt...

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HR Tech Talk: Learning to love HR software

Western European businesses spent €2.5 billion on HR software systems in 2014, so how can HR professionals learn to love...

The Fit for Work website

How should HR respond to the Fit for Work service (assuming they’ve heard of it)?

The Government’s new Fit for Work service is being launched in stages throughout 2015, allowing employers to refer employees off...

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Personality clashes in the workplace: five interesting employment cases

Personality clashes are the third most common cause of workplace conflict, according to an XpertHR survey. In what circumstances can...

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  • Shared parental leave: model maternity policy updated
    XpertHR's model policy on maternity leave has been updated with a new section to alert employees to their right to curtail their maternity leave to take shared parental leave. A number of other model documents have also been updated with details of shared parental leave, including our model letter responding to an employee who has notified her intention […]
  • New model policy on shared parental leave in adoption situations
    XpertHR provides a new model policy on shared parental leave in adoption situations. Shared parental leave is available to employees having a child placed for adoption with them (or in the case of an adoption from overseas, having a child they are adopting enter Great Britain) on or after 5 April 2015.
  • What is a reasonable investigation into a fraudulent expenses claim?
    The Court of Appeal held in Shrestha v Genesis Housing Association Ltd that the employer's overall investigation into the misconduct of an employee was reasonable in the circumstances.