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Archives: January 2016

Tackling unconscious bias in recruitment

With unemployment at its lowest since 2006 according to the Office for National Statistics, and the recruitment industry booming, it is important that employers searching for their next recruit know how to get the best candidate and avoid falling into any discrimination trap. 

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Is an employer obliged to look after an employee’s economic well-being?

Are employers under any legal obligation to look after their employees’ ‘economic well-being’? Should employers give employees financial advice to ensure that they take informed financial decisions, for example, about their insurance benefits and pension? Should employers warn employees if they look likely to take a decision which could have serious negative financial consequences for them?

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Right to spy on an employee’s private messages?

The recent case of Barbulescu v Romania has been trumpeted by some in the press as giving the green light to employers wishing to monitor employees’ private emails etc. The Daily Mail has called this a “right to spy” on employees’ private messages.

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Collective redundancy consultation and the meaning of establishment

Last year we reported on the Woolworths/Ethel Austin case which you will no doubt recall involved the meaning of ‘establishment’ for triggering collective redundancy consultations.

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