News & Updates

December 21, 2018

‘Tis the Season’: Problems Facing HR

Christmas time is an important period for HR, it can throw up several issues which are specific to Christmas. Some of these issues include: Religion, holiday request, Christmas bonuses and Christmas parties. A big issue which businesses must face during the Christmas period is religion. In a diverse workplace many businesses may have people of several different religions and cultures […]
December 18, 2018

Dementia at Work

According to People Management, ‘Employees with early onset dementia face a lack of workplace support and early dismissal, with those in lower-paid jobs most affected’. Dementia can cause a lot of problems within the work space which should be dealt with both fairly and without discrimination. The Equality Act requires employers to avoid discrimination and make reasonable adjustments to ensure […]
October 26, 2018

Individuals can be Liable for Whistleblowing Dismissals

Court of Appeal judges have upheld a landmark £2m award in a whistleblowing case that marked the first-time directors have been sued for unfairly dismissing an employee. As a result, the reward has become one of the largest in employment tribunal history. Alexander Osipov was fired in October 2014 after a series of disagreements between himself, Frank Timis – IPL’s […]
October 3, 2018

Six Months Until Brexit: What does this mean for HR?

Brexit is vastly becoming the defining political event of the 21st Century within the UK. With Theresa May’s Chequers plan being firmly rejected by the EU, unless otherwise agreed through negotiations, the UK will leave the EU on the 29th March 2019 whether that be through a ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ Brexit. With six months to go it is important to […]