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Expenses claim

Tribunal rules that underperforming Sales Director was unfairly dismissed after submitting £60k expenses claim

Paolo Porchetti was offered a lucrative settlement package by bosses at Brush Electrical Machines to leave the company after they became ‘immensely frustrated’ by his poor work. However, the Sales …

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Redundancy

When does a failure to furlough as an alternative to redundancy result in a successful claim for unfair dismissal?

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Dismissal for personal conduct

Dismissal on the grounds of personal conduct

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Grief in the workplace

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In a year which has seen so many of us experience loss and grief, it’s no wonder why employers might be minded to think about how they would most appropriately …

Remote termination

Terminating employment in a remote working world

Terminating an employee is never easy; it can be challenging and complicated at any time, let alone when the employee is working remotely. For the employee, it can be a …

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Fire and rehire

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The issue of ‘fire and rehire’ makes its way to parliament this week, with Labour MP Barry Gardiner proposing a bill to outlaw such tactics. But what exactly is the …

COVID vaccine for employees - angst amid the workforce

Vaccine angst amid the workforce

To jab or not to jab – that, it seems, is the question (for some). Since the first COVID-19 vaccinations began taking place here in the UK, the media has …

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Voluntary redundancy - what is it?

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If your company needs to restructure or develop its business in a different way, you may need to evaluate the current and future requirements of job roles and skills necessary …

5 Things We Wish All Employers Knew About HR

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As an owner or leader of a business, you have to wear many hats. Whilst HR is most certainly one of them, it can be tricky trying to navigate complicated …

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There are many persistent and common myths about HR, which have somehow become so ingrained in HR folklore that they could almost be considered urban myths. In general, most HR …

Bullying Allegations and the burden of proof

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Long gone are the days when we might have jumped to the assumption that an incident of bullying was the preserve of the playground. Recent years have seen a huge …

Constructive dismiss Vs unfair dismissal

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The Future of HR

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Furlough Scheme update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) Changes Effective 1st July 2021

As announced in the Budget today, from 1 July 2021, the level of the furlough grant will be reduced. From the 1st July 2021 you will be asked to contribute …

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Tribunal rules that underperforming Sales Director was unfairly dismissed after submitting £60k expenses claim

Paolo Porchetti was offered a lucrative settlement package by bosses at Brush Electrical Machines to leave the company after they became ‘immensely frustrated’ by his poor work. However, the Sales …

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