Employment law

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Case shows risk of transferee liability for harassment occurring before TUPE transfers

It is well known in employment law that transferee employers will inherit liability for the transferor’s acts and omissions in...

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WFH and HR: managing remote working effectively

28 Jan 2015

With snow affecting areas of the UK, Martin Flick looks at how to manage situations that warrant staff needing to...

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Dealing with a grievance

Five steps for dealing with a grievance raised by one employee about another

28 Jan 2015

When an employee raises a grievance, it is often about another employee. It could be an allegation of bullying by...

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Tribunal impartiality: Wikipedia research made panel appear biased

27 Jan 2015

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that employment tribunal impartiality was called into question...

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Tribunal watch: Football club worker dismissed over rumours of workplace relationship with player

26 Jan 2015

A former worker at League One football club Port Vale has won her claim for sex discrimination after she was...

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Twitter-at-work

First Twitter tribunal case offers lessons on social media at work

23 Jan 2015

In December 2014, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the misuse of Twitter by an employee for the first time....

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School suspensions

Could teacher suspensions open schools up to legal claims?

21 Jan 2015

The decision by schools to take action against staff amid confusion over child protection rules could potentially expose them to...

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Female employees at North Lanarkshire Council are claiming they are paid less than men in comparable jobs. Photo: REX

Tribunal watch: Interest payable in equal pay claim

19 Jan 2015

A Scottish employment tribunal has held that 300 North Lanarkshire Council employees who are claiming equal pay will be able...

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Large employment tribunal awards 2014

Ten expensive employment tribunal awards in 2014

19 Jan 2015

Since the introduction of fees, the employment tribunal has, thankfully, become a less common destination for the HR professional. However,...

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Holiday pay, overtime and commission: making sense of annual leave

14 Jan 2015

How should employers account for commission and overtime when calculating an employee's holiday pay?

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Shared parental leave 2015

Shared parental leave timeline: key dates for HR

13 Jan 2015

Shared parental leave might feel like something for April 2015, but it is already having an impact on employers. We...

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England and Northampton rugby player Ben Foden, pictured with Una and daughter Aiofe, will front a campaign for more men to take shared parental leave. Photo: REX/Dan Wooller

Shared parental leave: more than half believe childcare should be shared

13 Jan 2015

More than half of UK adults believe that childcare should be shared equally between couples, a government survey has found....

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apprentices

Apprenticeships: how to avoid employment law problems

9 Jan 2015

In the second of two articles on employing younger people, Adrian Martin provides a brief overview of the law, both...

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Stress related injury

Stress-related injury: is it harder for employees to win a claim?

9 Jan 2015

According to a recent report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, “almost one in four British adults… experience a diagnosable...

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How do you stop old employees poaching clients they are connected to on LinkedIn?

Protecting LinkedIn contacts: how to stop departing employees poaching clients

7 Jan 2015

The risk of employees using contact lists to poach clients when they leave an organisation is nothing new, but the...

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