Monthly Archives: March 2017

Ask the Expert – Employees wishing to retract their resignation

Question: “A discussion that took place between one of our employees and his manager broke down when the manager raised some under performance issues. The situation became heated and ended with the employee shouting ‘stick your job’. The employee, who has been with us for five years, came back to […]

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Health & Safety – HSE move on stress at work

The Health and Work strategy was launched in December 2016 with the aim to tackle stress in the health and education sectors. The focus of this strategy was not solely on stress, but included musculoskeletal disorders which along with stress account for 80% of working time lost. Occupational lung disease […]

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Legal Issues – Religious clothing and symbols in the workplace

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has provided some (much needed) clarity in relation to whether banning religious clothing and symbols is an act of direct or indirect discrimination. Direct discrimination occurs when an employee is treated less favourably than others because of a Protected Characteristic (PC) […]

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HR Issues – Stepping up to the Board

Career development does not all have to be achieved in its entirety through an employee’s primary role.  With some careful consideration, an employee at a mid to senior level in an organisation, could gain a vast amount of employment and leadership skills to foster their development, through no cost at […]

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Tribunal Tale – Reasonable adjustments

Employers’ duty to make reasonable adjustments not limited to only those requested The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a finding that the Home Office (HO) discriminated against an employee for failing to make reasonable adjustments in relation to her workload. One of the main rules regarding employees who are […]

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