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…

Youth empoyment round table

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…

Philosophical belief

Tribunal watch: Worker argues frustration over wasted public money is philosophical belief

Can a public sector worker’s passionate view that his employer should not waste public money count as a “philosophical belief” under discrimination legislation?

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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…

Network Rail

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 […]

Graduate 2014 pay

Graduate recruitment: What should you pay the class of 2014?

What starting salary is your organisation offering to graduate recruits in 2014? As the class of 2014 joins the labour market, XpertHR is conducting a short benchmarking survey on the state of graduate recruitment and graduate starting salaries. Take part in this XpertHR Benchmarking research to receive latest data on how your organisation compares. Completing […]

HR supports shared parental leave

HR backs shared parental leave plans

HR professionals support the new right to shared parental leave due to come into force in 2015, but have concerns about how it will work in practice, according to new research.


Workplace alcohol risk assessments curb excessive drinking

With alcohol consumption becoming an increasing problem affecting the workplace, alcohol self-assessment by employees could provide a solution, according to Don Shenker, director of the Alcohol Health Network (AHN). Hangovers and pulling “sickies” are simply the outward manifestations of drinking too much, but UK businesses’ problem with alcohol is felt much more deeply and in […]

Slow wage growth

Wages growth lowest since 2001

UK unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in nearly six years, but wage increases are at their lowest since 2001, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The number of people out of work fell by 121,000 to 2.12 million in the three months to May 2014. The rate of unemployment also fell, […]


War for talent – time to move from high potentials to all employees

Seventeen years ago the term “The war for talent” was coined in a Harvard Business Review article1 and changed how companies manage their top performers worldwide. Since then, HR approaches have focused on those often referred to as “high potentials”. However, things have changed and companies need take a fresh look at their tactics to […]

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