Jeya Thiruchelvam


About Jeya Thiruchelvam

I joined the XpertHR editorial team after a six-year spell in private practice as an employment solicitor. I graduated from Cardiff University in law and politics and decided to qualify into employment law because it is people-focused with a political dimension.

Gender pay gap reporting: five questions from HR

5 Apr 2017

Do gender pay gap reporting obligations apply to my organisation? What employees do we include in the calculations? What counts...

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Unpaid tribunal awards: enforcement officers recover thousands

8 Feb 2017

Enforcement officers have recovered thousands of pounds from employers that have not coughed up after losing an employment tribunal, according...

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Michelle Obama “ape” comment: how employers can deal with racist language

2 Dec 2016

An inflammatory and racist Facebook post that referred to Michelle Obama as an “ape” caused widespread outrage on social media....

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Age discrimination myths and reality: could your organisation get caught out?

24 Jun 2015

XpertHR’s recent webinar on age discrimination covered some of the thorny issues that employers can be reluctant to tackle. Jeya...

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TUPE myths shattered

TUPE transfers: four myths shattered

24 Apr 2015

As the number of questions posed by listeners to XpertHR’s recent TUPE webinar shows, TUPE can confuse the most seasoned...

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Shared parental leave and overseas adoption: what are the key differences with UK adoptions?

Shared parental leave and overseas adoption: five key differences

22 Apr 2015

Many employers will now have their procedures in place to deal with shared parental leave in a birth situation, and...

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April 2015 changes: time off for adoption appointments

2 Apr 2015

While shared parental leave and pay has dominated coverage of the April 2015 employment law changes, the introduction of the...

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Four employment law changes in October 2014

Four employment law changes in October 2014

22 Sep 2014

There has been a raft of employment law changes for HR to get to grips with already this year, including...

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Antenatal rights for fathers 2014

Antenatal rights for fathers begin 1 October 2014: are you ready?

17 Sep 2014

October sees the introduction of brand new antenatal rights for fathers to take time off work to accompany a pregnant woman to see a midwife or...

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Staying in touch with employees on long-term sick leave

22 Aug 2014

Recent estimates suggest that workforce absence costs employers a staggering £700 per employee every year. This makes keeping in touch...

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Four changes to whistleblowing laws all employers need to know

25 Jun 2013

Important changes to the law on whistleblowing take effect on 25 June 2013. We set out some easy steps for employers...

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Dismissal: employment law myths

7 Sep 2012

Unfair dismissal continues to be one of the most common types of employment tribunal claim pursued by employees (according to...

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Pregnancy and maternity: can you distinguish between fact and myth?

24 Aug 2012

Many employers continue to be incredibly nervous when navigating the myriad of potential legal issues surrounding pregnancy and maternity and...

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