Judge finds women was unreasonably dismissed after IVF treatment.

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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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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Fighting against Sexual Harassment at the workplace.

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?

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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