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Test yourself: Which non-religious beliefs have been protected by discrimination laws?

We round up an eclectic list of beliefs that claimants have argued constitute “philosophical beliefs” under equality legislation before employment tribunals…

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A minute with… Elanie Kruger, Africa HR director at G4S

How did you get into HR? I studied economics at the University of Stellenbosch and was determined to become an economist. However, in my third year, I had to do an assignment on career psychology and I found it extremely interesting. With industrial psychology as a major, I decided to continue my postgraduate studies in […]


Funding pressures force wage growth to remain subdued

Pay awards continue to stagnate at an average of just 2%, according to analysis from XpertHR. The figures for the…

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Contractor announced for new national sickness absence service

The Government has announced the company that will run a new national service aimed at cutting long-term sickness absence by offering employees health assessments and return-to-work plans. The Health and Work Service (HWS) in England and Wales will be delivered by occupational health (OH) provider Health Management, which is owned by the multinational government service […]


Tribunal watch: Sharon Shoesmith receives £680,000 payout over dismissal

Reports suggest that Sharon Shoesmith, former director of children’s services for the London Borough of Haringey, has been awarded more than £600,000 following her successful judicial review over the procedural unfairness of her dismissal. Sharon Shoesmith judicial review: XpertHR resources Dismissal of Sharon Shoesmith following death of “Baby P” was void and unlawful Podcast: Sharon […]


TUPE: Can transferring employees bring consultation claims against the transferee?

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that employment tribunals have no jurisdiction to entertain freestanding claims by transferred employees against the transferee for its failure to provide the transferor with information about the measures that it envisages it will take in relation to the transferring employees. XpertHR resources Letter […]


RAD Awards open for entries, celebrating 25 years in recruitment communications

Direct recruiters, recruitment agencies and HR teams that have produced outstanding recruitment campaigns…

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Youth employment: How can we break down barriers and create opportunities?

We bring together seven employers for a round table discussion on young people’s readiness for work…

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Severely obese staff may gain disability rights

Morbid obesity could be considered a disability under EU law, a top European legal official stated this week. The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) stated that, while EU…

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Network Rail faces huge equal pay claim

The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) has launched a multi-million pound equal pay claim against Network Rail. The union has launched a claim covering 30 female managers who are allegedly being paid between £3,000 and £4,000 per year less than their male counterparts. If successful, another 3,000 female managers at the infrastructure firm could also […]

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  • Court of Appeal is asked to remedy drafting error in restrictive covenant
    Should a court redraft a restrictive covenant that allows an ex-employee to work for a competitor because of a mistake in the covenant's wording? The Court of Appeal considers this question in Prophet PLC v Huggett.
  • Pay trends July 2014: awards remain stable
    XpertHR's analysis of pay settlement trends in the second quarter of the year finds that pay awards remain stable, but low. We also look at the latest data from the Office for National Statistics on the real value of wages.
  • Latest pay awards
    We summarise the latest pay awards collected by XpertHR that have been added to the pay databank. Alongside details of each pay award, the entry shows the name and size of the review group, along with the effective date and length of the review.