Gender Dysphoria & Transgender in the workplace.

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How to support transgender employees in the workplace.   Workforces across the country are made up of a diverse group of individuals. If you are an owner, director, HR manager or in any form of a people managing role it is vital you best know how to support your team’s individual needs. In this week’s… Continue reading

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64% Increase in Employment Tribunals since 2017

64% Increase in Employment Tribunals   Employment Tribunal.   An employment tribunal (ET) case is not a process any employer or employee enjoys being involved in. ET’s can be a lengthy, costly and emotionally draining legal obligation, which can leave both business and personal relationships in shatters.   A simplistic understanding of an ET is… Continue reading

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How to make sure employees have a healthy work life balance.

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How to make sure employees have a healthy work-life balance all year long.   The 7th – 11th of October 2019 saw the popular ‘Work Life Week’ program commence. It has been designed to encourage employers and employees to focus on their well being in and outside of the workplace. It is important for employers… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: Brexit & Suspending Employees

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HPC Law Update: Brexit & Suspending Employees   Litigants in person Following the abolition in payment of fees for Employment Tribunals, lawyers acting for the employer often find themselves on the opposite side to a litigant in person. When dealing with litigants in person, it can sometimes be a difficult situation to manage.   When… Continue reading

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How to manage an employee who has started a ‘side hustle’

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How to manage an employee who has started a ‘side hustle’.   With new opportunities like internet and digital innovation, many more people are starting a side hustle along with their main breading winning job. Although this new found motivation and drive can transfer into the employees’ primary job, there are various legal factors which… Continue reading

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Guest Blog | How to support employee wellbeing (without telling them).

How to support employee wellbeing (without telling them) In December 2009, Dr Anne Thornpike and her team of colleagues had an idea to improve the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She believed she could improve the eating and drinking habits of thousands of the hospital staff without telling them…   What did they… Continue reading

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Judge finds women was unreasonably dismissed after IVF treatment.

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Judge finds women was unreasonably dismissed after IVF treatment.   A recent employment tribunal case has finalised, in which an administrative assistant who received in vitro fertilisation (IVF) was unreasonably dismissed after she told her employer she was pregnant.   The employment tribunal (ET) which took place in Birmingham heard that Gita Karavadra, who at… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: Equal Pay & Work Uniforms Updates

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Employment Law Update | September 2019 Equal Pay Claims   Employers are often concerned about equal pay and there have been several high-profile entities in the news about employers being paid different salaries and employees have stated that this is due to their sex. One example was when BBC presenters’ salaries were revealed causing several… Continue reading

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Guest Blog | What you’re doing wrong as an interviewer

What you’re doing wrong as an interviewer ? We all know that the job interview is a way of life to gain employment.  It’s what we expect, and it isn’t going to go away any day soon.  So, with this in mind why do we very often ‘hire’ the wrong person.  In a recent survey… Continue reading

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Guest Blog | How much does it cost you to process an invoice?

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Guest Blog | How much does it cost you to process an invoice?   How many different suppliers do you place regular orders with at the moment? Does your business have an individual who spends hours hunting around to save a few pence on each order they place or is your business running efficiently? This… Continue reading

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