HPC Law: Discrimination and Constructive Dismissals

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Discrimination Discrimination cases often appear to be fairly straightforward and to some extent ‘obvious’. Employers need to be aware that even when there is no evidence of outright bias or dislike for a protected characteristic, the Tribunal may still be prepared to find that there has been discrimination and will find for a Claimant.  … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Money Worries Affecting Workplace Performance

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Money Worries Affecting Workplace Performance A recent report based upon the Close Brothers’ Financial Wellbeing Index suggests that in an average workplace, 39% of employees worry about money ‘always’ or ‘often’, with younger workers the most affected. So-called ‘millennials’ are the most affected, with 87 percent admitting worrying about money whilst at work. Of those… Continue reading

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What’s pushing young talent away from your business?

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What’s pushing young talent away from your business?   For businesses getting millennials and generation Z workers can be vital to the success of the business as they bring new ideas that are relevant to the table. When recruiting early career talent, many businesses believe that installing a table football or stocking the fridge with… Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Week

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Mental Health Awareness Week Mental illness has become a big talking point after the realisation of the scale of the problem and the number of people that it affects. As a result, new methods to help break the stigma surrounding mental health need to be implemented.   Within a workplace environment, it is vital that… Continue reading

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The top five employment law cases in April

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The top five employment law cases in April   April has been a month that has brought us sunshine, rain and wind but alongside all of this there has also been some very important employment law cases in our courts. 1. Racial Harassment suffered by cleaner in diversity training   Whilst participating in an equality and… Continue reading

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HPC Law: Employment Law update for April 2019

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Employment Law Update No win, no fee Following the abolition of fees in Employment Tribunal cases, the Tribunals are now seeing more cases coming through. However, having looked at several recent cases which were decided by the Employment Tribunal, there seems to be a ‘trend’ in lower value claims such as owed wages, lack of… Continue reading

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Menopause and the workplace

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Menopause and the workplace Recently, there has been a significant focus on the menopause and how it affects women in the workplace, raising awareness of the symptoms and the responsibility employers have to support women who are experiencing this stage of their life.    This will be welcomed by many female employees who have suffered silently… Continue reading

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Tengai – The HR recruiter of the future

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Tengai – The HR recruiter of the future Bias, judgement and personal preference in job interviews may soon become things of the past as the world’s first Robo-recruiter, Tengai makes her way onto the scene.   Tengai, an AI developed by Furhat Robotics, an artificial intelligence (AI) and social robotics company from Stockholm has been… Continue reading

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Is the four-day working week the key to reducing employee burnout?

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Is the four-day working week the key to reducing employee burnout? It was found that in 2018 full-time employees in the UK worked 42 hours a week on average, exceeding the EU average by almost two hours. A seemingly small figure that translates into an extra two and a half weeks a year.   The… Continue reading

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Managers key to unlocking employee engagement

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Managers key to unlocking employee engagement   Employee engagement is key to long term success for a business. If an employer takes time to understand employees’ values and motivations it can have a revelatory effect on their team.   In the ever important Macleod report that was published in 2008 but still is highly relevant… Continue reading

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