Employment law: eight cases to look out for in 2015

We round up eight significant employment law decisions expected in 2015, including legal cases pending on collective redundancy consultation and...


Redundancy selection: employer’s approach to disability-related absences

27 Nov 2014

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) tackled the thorny issue of applying sickness absence criteria...

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Tribunal watch: £50,000 awards for insolvent firm's redundancy consultation failures. Photo: REX/TS/Keystone USA

Tribunal watch: £50,000 awards for insolvent firm’s redundancy consultation failures

24 Nov 2014

A Northern Ireland tribunal has found that staff who were made redundant at Canadian firm Nortel are entitled to payments...

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Five ways to get outplacement right for employees

18 Nov 2014

After years of economic downturn, redundancy has become part of our business tapestry. Emily Crispin, client manager at the career...

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Returning public-sector executives to have to repay redundancy sums

28 Oct 2014

Highly paid public-sector executives who receive redundancy payments only to return to work within a year will need to repay...

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redundancy agency workers

Tribunal watch: Long-serving agency worker replaced by potentially redundant employee

27 Oct 2014

Agency workers have the right to be informed of relevant vacancies in the organisation to which they are assigned. But...

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How to manage large-scale redundancies and keep staff onside

4 Sep 2014

Responsibility for managing large-scale redundancies often lies with HR managers, but – as the recent case at Microsoft demonstrates –...

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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: Comet’s redundancy consultation failures result in multiple 90-day protective awards

16 Jun 2014

An employment tribunal has awarded former Comet employees 90 days’ pay for the insolvent company’s failure to consult collectively on...

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What are the differences between British and French laws on collective redundancies?

What are the differences between British and French laws on collective redundancies?

21 May 2014

Employers that operate internationally need to be aware of their legal responsibilities in different countries. Alain-Christian Monkam examines the important...

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Redundancy consultation: Woolworths and the aftermath

30 Apr 2014

In July 2013, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) delivered a surprise in its decision on Usdaw v Ethel Austin Limited...

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terminating fixed-term contracts

Legal Q&A: Terminating fixed-term contracts

28 Apr 2014

The use of fixed-term contracts is widespread across many industries and business sectors. However, while simple on the face of...

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Equal pay

Tribunal watch: Female prosecutors could get £1m following equal pay win

31 Mar 2014

The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in Northern Ireland could have to pay 15 female prosecutors up to £1 million after...

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Top 10 HR questions in February 2014

4 Mar 2014

In a new regular column, we bring you the most popular frequently asked questions on XpertHR. Last month, employers were...

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Think twice before refusing enhanced redundancy payments

29 Jan 2014

Making employees redundant is often an expensive business. Without a firm understanding of whether or not those employees who have...

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