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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

18 Jul 2014

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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Shared Parental Leave webinar

Shared parental leave webinar: Preparing your organisation for the new right

15 Jul 2014

Available on-demand. Audrey Williams and Camilla Palmer join Rob Moss to discuss how the shared parental leave rules will work.

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HR backs shared parental leave plans

14 Jul 2014

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.

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Tribunal watch: Met Police covered up officer’s race and sex discrimination allegations

7 Jul 2014

Stephen Simpson rounds up last week's tribunal cases to make the headlines...

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Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing: police officer dismissed for taking matters into his own hands

4 Jul 2014

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a police officer who made protected disclosures...

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Hayley Tatum, senior vice president for people, Asda

Flexible working for all: work-life balance at Asda

30 Jun 2014

As the right to request flexible working is extended to all employees, Asda’s Hayley Tatum explains why organisations should welcome...

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Top 10 HR processes where employers seek help

30 Jun 2014

When called on to implement HR processes that come up on a regular basis, some HR professionals might feel they know what to do off by heart; however, other, less familiar processes might cause a bit more head scratching...

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Tribunal watch: Holocaust denial not a belief protected by discrimination legislation

30 Jun 2014

Two more employment tribunal decisions, featured in our weekly round-up of tribunal cases in the press, can be added to...

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Flexible working countdown: 1 – What claims could result from a mishandled request?

27 Jun 2014

In our final article in the run up to the introduction of the new flexible working legislation, we consider what...

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Annual leave: 13 holiday pay cases employers should know about

26 Jun 2014

With two more decisions on holiday pay having been announced in recent weeks, employers could be forgiven for...

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Flexible working countdown: 2 – Should employers offer an appeal stage?

26 Jun 2014

In our penultimate look at the new rules and important changes to the procedure for dealing with flexible working applications...

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Exclusivity clauses on zero hours contracts to be banned

25 Jun 2014

Exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts will be banned and anyone working under such an arrangement will be entitled to...

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Flexible working countdown: 3 – What are the possible outcomes of a request?

25 Jun 2014

We continue to take a look at the new rules and important changes to the procedure for dealing with flexible...

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Flexible working countdown: 4 – What are the business grounds on which a request can be rejected?

24 Jun 2014

Continuing our countdown of the new rules and important changes to the procedure for dealing with flexible working applications, we...

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