The HR Headmistress' blog

Employment Law Update – The Agency Workers Regulations

3rd June 2011

The Agency Workers Regulations, which come into force on 1st October, will implement the Temporary Agency Workers Directive, giving agency workers the same basic employment conditions after 12 weeks in a given job as if they had been employed...

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Employment Law Update – Employers Can Be Vicariously Liable For Employee Theft

25th May 2011

The doctrine of vicarious liability means that an employer can be legally liable for wrongful acts committed by an employee. However, this will only be so if the wrongful act is carried out in the course of the employee’s employment.

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Hints And Tips For Getting Workplace Investigations Right

6th May 2011

When workplace disputes arise, many managers shoot first and ask questions later (HR always have to deal with the ‘bodies’!) Needless to say, this is likely to seriously flaw the disciplinary process and put the final outcome in...

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Employment Law Update – What’s The Difference Between An Investigation And A Discipline Meeting?

5th May 2011

Tackling workplace investigations is an essential skill for managers. If you’re dealing with a conduct matter (i.e. where an employee won’t meet your reasonable management standards) you are expected to carry out an investigation to...

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Employment Law Update – Poor Workplace Investigation Leads to Award £40k to Employee Who Stole From Company

28th April 2011

Mr Burns was employed as an operations manager by Nottingham Rehab Supplies Ltd Allegations were made that he had received between £400 and £500 for the sale of company property to gypsies.

Mr Burns denied the allegations and the Head...

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