The HR Headmistress' blog

Trigger For Collective Redundancies

26th March 2012

Where an employee proposes to make 20 or more employees redundant at the same establishment in a 90 day period, the requirement to consult collectively is triggered. In the case of United States of America v Nolan, the European Court of Justice...

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The Fridge, The Sikh And The Meat - Religious Discrimination – PCP Caused Disadvantage

15th March 2012

Indirect discrimination occurs where an employer applies a “provision, criterion or practice” (PCP) that puts people who share a protected characteristic at a particular disadvantage In the context of religion and belief...

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Seven Things That Employers Should Know About Redundancy

12th March 2012

It is open to employers to review and reshape their organisations to make sure that they are fit for purpose and running effectively and in a cost-effective way. It is inevitable that at some stage every employer will have to go through a...

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Redundancies – Transferred Redundancies AKA ‘Bumping’

8th March 2012

Yesterday I was advising on a redundancy situation and the question of bumping cropped up. Bumping (or more correctly a transferred redundancy) arises where an employee whose job is not redundant is dismissed to make way for an employee whose...

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Reason For Dismissal – Changing Horses?

1st March 2012

Where an employee is dismissed the employer must show the reason for the dismissal. There are five potentially fair reasons for dismissal, including conduct and capability. They are not always easy to distinguish. In the case of Screene v...

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