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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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Client Testimonial – St Leonards School

“We initially met with Navigator in January of 2012 and by April they had developed a tailored training session for all our staff with managerial responsibility. The first event they delivered took the form of an interactive training session which was particularly useful as it clearly engaged all of our […]

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Tribunal Tales – Can You be Victimised After Your Employment has Terminated?

Victimisation is where someone is subjected to a detriment because they have brought discrimination proceedings (or threatened to do so) against their employer. Prior to the Equality Act 2010, a House of Lords decision had confirmed that a former employee could bring a victimisation claim where that victimisation took place […]

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Aberdeen Lunch Seminar, Tuesday 30 April 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:- Employment status stripped bare – employee, worker or self-employed? Health and Safety – early impact of […]

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Ask the Expert – Employees in the Dock

One of my employees has told me that he needs a few days off next month as he is up in court. I don’t want a convict in my business. Surely I can just sack him? Ultimately, this will depend on what happens at his trial. You don’t say what […]

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Edinburgh Breakfast Seminar, Wednesday 6th March 2013

Following the tremendous response and subsequent over-subscription of our previously advertised business seminar, we are delighted to announce that we will be repeating the event at the beginning of March. Navigator Employment Law, Innovate Financial Services and Haines Watts will be co-hosting a seminar which will outline the major changes […]

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Glasgow Breakfast Seminar, Tuesday 19th March 2013

Blythswood Square 11 Blythswood Square Glasgow Timings 8.00am Registration & Breakfast 8.30am Presentation 9.30am Questions 9.45am Coffee & Networking 10.30am Close Content The seminar will look at the following issues:- • Employment status stripped bare – employee, worker or self-employed? • Health and Safety – early impact of the HSE Fees for […]

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HR Issues – Resignations and Retirement

The recent Papal resignation has highlighted 2 relevant areas for businesses. Firstly, the pressure that a sudden and senior resignation can have upon an organisation and secondly, the issues employees face in trying to balance their desire or need to work into their 70′s and 80′s with the competing issues […]

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Ask the Expert – Referencing Employees

I have just employed an employee and have now received references for him. The references do not really say very much other than giving employment dates. However, I’ve been hearing some disturbing things about this new employee, including the fact he was interviewed by the police in connection with a […]

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7th February 2013