HR professionals vote for…

According to research conducted by Personal Career Management, 28% of 250 polled HR professionals feel that David Cameron’s Conservatives would be better for UK firms if elected. Labour scored 13% and the Liberal Democrats 14%. The research also revealed that 20% felt that their own organisations would benefit from a Tory government, while a much…

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An inconvenient truth: judicial mediation is a waste of time and money

So, at last, we now all know what we’ve been thinking for long enough but few would dare to say. Judicial mediation doesn’t work and, in direct contradiction of its stated purpose, generally ends up causing greater expense for the parties. According to research conducted by the Ministry of Justice concerning Employment Tribunal discrimination cases…

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inconsistent to use “fair blame policy” and then dismiss for gross misconduct

West London Mental Health trust operated a “fair blame policy”, an informal procedure designed to deal with fairly low level breaches of conduct. the Trust had received complaints about Mr Sameer Sakar, a consultant psychiatrist, alleging conduct which was “harassing and distressing” and had the effect of leaving other staff “vulnerable and intimidated”. Following an…

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TUPE – employers can thank the European Court

Under the TUPE regulations, on acquisition of a business or undertaking employers automatically take on employees working in that business or undertaking. Their employment contracts “have effect after the transfer as if originally made between the person so employed and the [new employer]”. As a general rule the new employer cannot change the terms of…

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