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Aberdeen Lunch Seminar, Wednesday 18th September 2013

Skene House  Rosemount Suites 96 Rosemount Viaduct Aberdeen AB25 1NX Timings 12.00pm Registration & Lunch 12.30pm Presentation 1.30pm Questions 1.45pm Coffee & Networking 2.30pm Close Content The seminar will look at the following issues:- Redundancy – what is it and how to carry it out fairly Employment legislation update Case […]

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Health & Safety – Are You Compliant?

As Business people we know that Statutory Health & Safety requirements have to be met and the legal necessity to ensure compliance rests squarely with the Proprietor / Partners / Directors of each and every company. Two main pieces of legislation – The Health and Safety at Work Act (HASW) […]

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Tribunal Tales – An Apple a Day Keeps the Dental Nurse Away

A dental nurse brought a claim for constructive unfair dismissal against her employer after being given a final written warning for eating an apple at her desk. At the disciplinary hearing, the employer raised concerns about the employee’s recent conduct and incidents that had come to their attention. Her employer […]

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Ask the Expert – Employee Monitoring

“It has recently been brought to our attention that some employees have been using our communications systems for personal use. We would like to start monitoring our employees’ calls, emails and internet usage to ensure that they are following company practices and procedures and are not abusing our systems. Can […]

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HR Issues – Latest Reward Trends

A recent CIPD Reward Management Survey for 2013* has revealed that more than half of the employers who were surveyed expected their pay budgets to increase by the end of 2013. With the backdrop of redundancies, pay freezes, increased part-time working and bonus cutting which are all still visible in […]

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Tribunal Tale – Can You be Victimised After Your Employment Has Terminated?

In March 2013, we reported that post-employment victimisation was not prohibited by the Equality Act 2010, following the decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) in Rowstock Ltd & David v Jessemey. The issue of whether the Equality Act covers post-employment victimisation has recently been reconsidered by the EAT. In […]

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Legal Issues – Payment in Lieu of Notice

We are often asked by employers when terminating an employee’s contract of employment about exercising a contractual right to make a payment in lieu of notice (PILON) rather than give the employee their full contractual notice to end their contract of employment. This typically occurs when an employee is summarily […]

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HR Issues – Present!

After years of HR teams and business managers gathering and analysing statistics in relation to short-term absence, most organisations appear to have systems in place to deal with this and are not reporting as many issues as before. This is not to say that there are not still pockets of […]

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Ask the Expert – Training Costs

Over the last year or so we have invested a lot in the training and further qualification of our employees. One of our key employees, who received further training, has recently resigned. Our investment in the further development of this individual is now of no benefit to us as she […]

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Tribunal Tales – Dismissal for Some Other Substantial Reason

A recent case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has sounded a cautionary note for employers seeking to rely on some other substantial reason as a reason for dismissal. Employers are often quick to assume that a breakdown in the working relationship (especially where senior employees are involved) entitles them […]

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29th April 2013