Monthly Archives: September 2017

Businesses reported more than £40m in losses from employee fraud

Businesses reported more than £40m in losses from employee fraud last year, new statistics have revealed The data also showed that employers reported more than 800 incidences of frauds from inside their organisation in 2016-17. Employee frauds include falsifying claims … Continue reading

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When is a contractual change constructive dismissal?

Constructive dismissal is where an employee resigns and shows they were forced to do so by the conduct of their employer. An employee may only bring a claim for constructive dismissal if they have a qualifying period of service of … Continue reading

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Suspension resulted in a breach of contract

A recent case shows that immediately suspending an employee accused of serious misconduct can cause difficulties for the employer, if unjustified. A teacher was accused of using unreasonable force towards two children in her class, who were known to exhibit … Continue reading

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Do you motivate your younger staff?

According to a report, our new graduates and young employees are the least motivated of the general workforce! After questioning 2,000 young workers (aged up to 28) the report found that a poor work/life balance made 33% feel demotivated and … Continue reading

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Unwitting age discrimination as the result of a casual comment

A woman who was told she might be “better suited to a traditional estate agency” was discriminated against because of her age, a tribunal has ruled. The employee was 59 when the comment was made, which followed her transfer to … Continue reading

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Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace; how to ensure correct treatment

A recent report by the women and equalities committee revealed that 54,000 women lost their jobs in 2015 as a result of pregnancy discrimination, and that pregnant women and mothers are subject to more discrimination today than they were 10 … Continue reading

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Bonus should have been paid to former employee

A paralegal who handed in his notice before receiving his bonus was entitled to receive the bonus a tribunal has ruled. The employee started working part time a law firm specialising in personal injury claims, in April 2014. It was … Continue reading

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As a manager do you know how to deal with long term absence?

One of HR’s biggest challenges is long-term sickness absence. Even with traditional occupational health reports, most managers struggle with the minefield of long-term sick staff. The Office for National Statistics reported that in 2016, 2.5 million working days were lost … Continue reading

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Few parents use or understand the concept of parental leave

The law relating to leave for parents was changed in 2015 and ‘shared parental leave (SPL)’ was introduced. The idea of SPL is to allow parents to share 50 of the 52 weeks maternity leave with one another. Although the … Continue reading

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Rising costs force businesses to examine the choices they make in employment

According to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the National Living Wage, Apprenticeship Levy and pensions’ auto-enrolment could lead to reduced opportunities for investment and wage growth because of the increased cost for businesses. The annual survey interviewed 1,400 businesses … Continue reading

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