The HR Headmistress' blog

Employment Law Update - How to be a good witness

27th September 2011

One of the things we address in our employment law training is how to prepare for employment tribunals. Many years ago I inherited a tribunal claim. The employer had made some serious errors and was culpable. But he refused to settle, wanting his...

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Employment Law Update – Preparing witnesses for Employment Tribunal

26th September 2011

During an employment law workshop recently, we discussed the role of witnesses. If you have dismissed an employee or dealt with the appeal and there’s a subsequent employment tribunal claim, you’re probably going to have to give...

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Employment Law Update – Let the punishment fit the crime

2nd September 2011

After he has heard all the evidence at a disciplinary hearing, the disciplining officer must decide whether it is appropriate to award a disciplinary sanction.

It is important that any disciplinary action taken is proportionate to the misconduct...

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Employment Law Update – Holiday Entitlement and Sickness

11th August 2011

Following the decisions in the Stringer and Pereda cases in 2009, we know that an employee who is long term sick accrues holiday during the period of his sickness absence. However, the Working Time Regulations require an employee to request the...

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Employment Law Update – Employers Guide to Ramadan

5th August 2011

Ramadan started on 1st August. Muslims (including those who may not normally practice or pray) take the holy month extremely seriously. During this time participating Muslims fast during daylight hours and offer special prayers.

Employers can do...

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