Judge finds women was unreasonably dismissed after IVF treatment.

IVF Pregnancy Treatment Baby Birth Wrok Employee Maternity

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

Equality Equal Business HR HRtech Software Free

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?

Invoice options

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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Fighting against Sexual Harassment at the workplace.

Sex Sexual Harassment

Fighting against sexual harassment at the workplace. Sexual harassment within the workplace has taken the spotlight in recent times. Whether it has been an inappropriate touch at your office or a globally covered sexual harassment case like the Harvey Weinstein’s allegations. Having conversations regarding these issues, helps to make progress in eradicating them for everyone.… Continue reading

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When should an employer become aware of an employee disability?

Disability Disable Discrimination Work Enviroment

When should an employer become aware of an employees disability? A recent Employee Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has resulted in the debatable dismissal of a disabled employee. The claimant (a trade associations finance coordinator for the construction industry) was dismissed due to “poor attendance and timekeeping” and the inability to be depended on whilst in her… Continue reading

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HPC Law: Settlement Agreements & Changes To Employment Contracts.

Agreement to change   In last month’s article, I wrote about the importance of changes in the contracts of employment and the need to obtain consent from the employee for the consent to any changes. This issue has been highlighted in the media recently by supermarket giant Asda who wanted to make changes to the… Continue reading

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Guest Blog | 5 little known tips that could affect your business growth.

Wendey Kendall Guest Blog 5 Tips on Business Growth

5 little known tips that could affect your business growth.   In a complex business environment, it can be easy to overlook some of the challenges shaping the environment that will have an impact on how you lead and grow your company. These are five areas to consider.   (1) Being isolated in your leadership role.… Continue reading

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The Bigger Picture with NDA’s

NDA, Donald Trump, Workplace,

The Bigger Picture with NDA’s NDA’s Introduction   Non-disclosure agreements (NDA’s) cases have become a prominent talking point in recent months, various scandals have come to light regarding some previously well respected individuals like Harvey Weinstein, Sir Phillip Green and Donald Trump.   After the Hollywood NDA scandals first broke, the spotlight began to focus… Continue reading

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Updated Timescales for responding to a subject access request.

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Updated Timescales for responding to a subject access request. As of the 15th of August 2019 the Court of Justice for the European Union as announced by the ICO, has updated the guidance provided on the correct timescales when responding to a data subject access request.   A data subject access request is simply a… Continue reading

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