Employment law


HR can change the face of public spending, says TaxPayers’ Alliance

Jonathan Isaby, CEO of the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA), wants to see an end to excessive public-sector payoffs. HR can deliver...

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson. Photo: Bruce Adams / Associated Newspapers/REX

Tribunal watch: EAT upholds “reverse zero hours” decision in Liverpool mayor case

20 Apr 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a decision limiting unfair dismissal compensation paid to the mayor of Liverpool, whose...

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George Osborne announcing Shares for Rights in 2012. Photo: Bruce Adams / Daily Mail / REX

Could election spell the end for Shares for Rights?

17 Apr 2015

Chris Tutton looks at how the coalition Government’s controversial Shares for Rights scheme has been used since its introduction, and...

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Does an employee have a right to wear items that display their political beliefs? Photo: Ray Tang/REX

Election 2015: employees’ rights to their opinions

14 Apr 2015

With the UK’s general election looming large, Karen Baxter of UK law firm Lewis Silkin and Sal Simao of US...

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Sexual harassment claim highlights zero hours workers’ vulnerability

14 Apr 2015

A zero hours contract worker who feared reporting allegations of sexual harassment by her line manager in case she lost...

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The EAT looked at type 2 diabetes as a disability under the Equality Act 2010

Disability discrimination: when diabetes is not a disability

13 Apr 2015

Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision involving the concept of diabetes as a disability for...

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Svetlana Lokhova arrives at the tribunal hearing in 2013. Photo: Mark Richards / Daily Mail / REX

Tribunal watch: £3.1m for banker falsely labelled “Ms Cokehead”

13 Apr 2015

An employment tribunal award of £3.1 million has been given to a former banker who was forced out of her...

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Parents previously ineligible for ordinary parental leave, with children over five, have become eligible again

Ordinary parental leave from April 2015: what employers need to know

13 Apr 2015

With all the focus on shared parental leave, employers may have missed changes to entitlement to “ordinary” parental leave that...

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Easter falling in April this year and in March next year means staff could get 10 bank holidays instead of eight.

Employers run risk of holiday giveaway with annual leave contract wording

10 Apr 2015

Some employees are set to gain additional annual leave as a result of the way that Easter bank holidays fall...

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obesity discrimination

Obesity discrimination: study reveals prejudice among employers

9 Apr 2015

“Obese workers are unable to play a full role in the business,” “they wouldn’t be able to do the job...

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What to include in a bereavement leave policy

8 Apr 2015

The death of a family member or close friend will probably happen to most employees during their working lives, so...

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Sports Direct has come under fire for its use of zero hours contracts. Photo: Roland Hoskins / Associated Newspapers/REX

Election 2015: Zero hours contracts debate continues

7 Apr 2015

Zero hours contracts continue to be a contentious issue in the run-up to the election, but how will the parties’...

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HR professionals welcome shared parental leave but criticise complexity

HR professionals criticise complexity of shared parental leave

7 Apr 2015

The HR profession supports shared parental leave in principle, but it is concerned that the new right is complex to...

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The Libyan embassy in Knightsbridge, London. Photo: Jeff Blackler/REX

EU employment laws can trump state immunity

7 Apr 2015

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Court of Appeal considered whether or not European law requires the provisions of...

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Adoption and shared parental leave: eight steps for employers

2 Apr 2015

Many employers will now have their shared parental leave policy to cover birth situations in place. But how does shared...

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