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May
12
2010

Promoting health and wellbeing linked to increased shareholder return

Research commissioned by the charity, Business in the Community (BITC), of FTSE 100 employers has identified enhanced financial performance for companies that strategically manage their employees` health and wellbeing. The..

May
11
2010

Is it better to embrace football fever in the workplace or not?

The world cup is fast approaching and with it comes the inevitable sickies. So how should employers deal with it?   The CIPD has made a number of suggestions including flexible..

May
10
2010

The new "fit note"

For years employers have had to contend with vague and often illegible sick notes from GPs saying that their employee is suffering from "stress" or "neck pain".  The employee was..

May
07
2010

Retirement policy for football referees falls foul of the Age Regulations

In Martin and others v Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, an employment tribunal has found that a policy of retiring football assistant referees at age 48 constitutes direct age discrimination that cannot..

May
06
2010

BA employee alleges he was sacked for taking time out for union activities

Duncan Holley, a secretary of a branch of Unite, alleges that he was summarily dismissed by BA because he took time off work before Christmas to carry out union duties. Trade union representatives have a..

May
06
2010

You can choose your friends, but you can`t choose your family!

Kashif Tariq, was described as his barrister as a "professional" civil servant "who is highly regarded by his peers and supervisors and who has an impeccable employment record". Yet he..

May
06
2010

Dealing with stress in the workplace

A study out today states that stress at work raises the risk of heart disease for women under 50. The British Heart Foundation encourages employees and employers alike to  tackle..

May
04
2010

When is gross misconduct not gross misconduct?

In Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust v Westwood the EAT has held that even where an employer`s disciplinary policy provides that certain conduct is gross misconduct, dismissal for..

May
04
2010

A ‘Duty to Consider` Retirement

Employers have to follow rigid procedures to give effect to the retirement of an employee.  Any failure to follow the process is likely to result in the retirement being regarded..

May
04
2010

No WIP - no service provision change

Generally TUPE applies where there is a ‘relevant` transfer and the rights, duties and powers in connection with a contract of employment are transferred over to the transferee.   A relevant transfer..



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