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Tribunal watch: Man dismissed over domestic violence allegations claims sex discrimination

An employee who was sacked for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend after a workplace party tried unsuccessfully to claim sex discrimination....

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Woolworths redundancy case: six years on and clarity at last?

12 May 2015

DLA Piper’s latest case report examines the next steps in the recent Woolworths redundancy case at the ECJ, which examined ...

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Eleven former BT workers received undisclosed amounts from BT following a "bungled" redundancy exercise. Photo: Kevin Foy/REX

Tribunal watch: Flawed redundancy consultation with BT staff

5 May 2015

An employment tribunal has awarded compensation to the former employees of a BT subsidiary for the failure to carry out...

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ECJ’s clarification of “establishment” in redundancy consultations is good news for employers

30 Apr 2015

A decision has finally been reached in the long-running Woolworths redundancy...

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

21 Apr 2015

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

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Call for evidence launched on collective redundancy consultations in insolvency

24 Mar 2015

The Government has launched a public call for evidence into how collective redundancy consultation with employees works when a business...

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Global employers with operations in Argentina will be aware of some of the more unusual legal requirements

Seven striking facts about employment law in Argentina

24 Mar 2015

Do employment contracts in Argentina need to be in writing? Are employees entitled to paid sick leave? How should employers...

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Employee-shareholder contracts rarely used

9 Mar 2015

“Employee shareholder”, the employment status introduced by the coalition Government for workers to waive certain rights in exchange for a...

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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 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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Advocate General recommends reversal of Woolworths collective redundancy decision

5 Feb 2015

Employers may not be bound by costly redundancy rules.

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Employment law: eight cases to look out for in 2015

12 Dec 2014

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

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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

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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