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Archives: May 2015

Thoughts on the Queen’s Speech

To quote Justin Webb from Radio Four’s Today Programme this morning: “Elections have consequences and today, in the Queen’s Speech, we find out what those consequences will be for the UK.”

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Should an employer postpone a disciplinary hearing to hear a grievance?

In the recent case of Jinadu v Docklands Buses Limited & Ors the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employer was under an obligation to postpone a disciplinary hearing to consider an employee’s grievance.

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The most common mistakes employers make when dealing with workplace stress

Stress is one of the biggest problems in the workplace, with the cost to the British economy being estimated at around £4 billion each year due to both long and short-term absence, lower productivity and poor customer service. Recent research shows that one in four employees are in a near-constant state of stress. If employers can reduce stress through effective …

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General Election: The Result

As the dust begins to settle following a General Election outcome that no one predicted, we consider what this means for employers.

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Whistleblowing: What’s the scope of protection?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed in the case of Barton v Royal Borough of Greenwich, that an act which is not protected by the whistleblowing legislation cannot become protected by linking it to another act.

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Lock decision to be appealed

We can confirm that the recent Employment Tribunal decision in the Lock v British Gas Trading Limited case has been appealed by British Gas.

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