Employment law

personality clashes in the workplace - two men at loggerheads

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...

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: ”Zero hours contracts sum up what has gone wrong in the modern workplace". Photo: Richard Gardner/REX.

Number of zero hours contracts up by more than a quarter

25 Feb 2015

The number of people on zero hours contracts has gone up by more than a quarter, according to the latest...

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Five ways to make sure global HR policies succeed

25 Feb 2015

As globalisation continues, many employers with a multi-jurisdictional presence are introducing global HR policies that apply across their international business....

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Scotland Yard released photos of three men for alleged involvement in racist abuse on the Paris Metro. Photo: REX

Misconduct outside the workplace: five key employment cases

24 Feb 2015

The recent allegations against a group of Chelsea supporters highlight how employee misconduct outside the workplace can cause difficulties for...

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Harmonising terms and conditions after tupe

Harmonising after TUPE: less generous terms for older employees can be justified

24 Feb 2015

Implementing changes in the workplace can be challenging for employers, and harmonising terms and conditions after a TUPE transfer is...

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Carol Howard has reached a settlement with the Metropolitan Police. Photo: Jonathan Hordle/REX

Tribunal watch: Met Police reaches settlement with former PC Carol Howard

23 Feb 2015

Carol Howard, the policewoman who successfully claimed race and sex discrimination against the Metropolitan Police, has reached a final settlement...

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Shared parental leave: how does your organisation compare?

23 Feb 2015

Is your organisation fully prepared for shared parental leave? XpertHR is conducting a short benchmarking survey on how employers plan...

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Employee share incentives: John Lewis is well known for being owned by its workfoce. Photo: Geoff Moore/REX

The benefits and challenges of employee share incentives

20 Feb 2015

Recent academic research looking into the impact of employee share ownership provides some fairly compelling data to support arguments that...

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redundancy-pay

Statutory redundancy pay rate to increase from 6 April 2015

19 Feb 2015

The Government has published details of the annual increases to statutory redundancy pay and the amount of compensation that employment...

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A Bin Laden mask similar to the one in question. Sipa Press/REX

Tribunal watch: Unfair dismissal over social media “selfie” wearing Osama Bin Laden mask

16 Feb 2015

A worker who placed on social media a “selfie” of himself wearing an Osama Bin Laden mask at work was...

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Is your HR software system ready for the demands of employees taking shared parental leave?

Shared parental leave: what are the technology implications?

16 Feb 2015

The legal aspects of the new rights to shared parental leave have been scrutinised at length, but how can HR...

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A dignified exit

Shared from on 16 February 2015

As sure as night follows day, the one thing I can guarantee in your HR career is that you will need to let someone go, fire them, relieve them of their duties. Because as much as helping people to join our organisation, helping people to leave is a part of our role and responsibility. And […]

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obesity discrimination

First UK tribunal finds worker’s obesity eligible for disability protection

11 Feb 2015

A UK employment tribunal has become the first to consider obesity as a disability following last year’s ruling in the...

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employee-references

Are employee references worth the paper they are written on?

11 Feb 2015

Sarah Rushton looks at the problems associated with providing employee references and questions what value they have when employees change...

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Vaping e-cigarettes in the workplace is not the same as smoking. Photo: Sarah Alcalay/SIPA/REX

E-cigarettes in the workplace: first vaping tribunal decision is a warning for employers

11 Feb 2015

E-cigarettes in the workplace pose a difficult question for employers...

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