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Army Veteran Discovers the Hazards of Selling Poppies – Political Correctness Strikes Again!
Army Veteran Discovers the Hazards of Selling Poppies – Political Correctness Strikes Again!

09 / 11 / 2009

While health and safety at work is incredibly important, Russell HR Consulting advocates applying the law in a sensible and proportionate way. Unfortunately, a sort of red mist seems to descend over so many people when health and safety is mentioned and we end up with sheer silliness. And this is what seems to have happened last week. Army veteran...

The Larger the Waistline the Smaller the Wallet
The Larger the Waistline the Smaller the Wallet

06 / 11 / 2009

The HR Headmistress finds that fat facts are still on the agenda. Following on from our story about Kate Winslet’s exercise regime and the supersized bus drivers, we read that the BBC has recently reported the results of a survey into how obesity affects careers and salary. This survey, carried out by The Hospital Group, indicates that the obese find...

Kate Winslet Wins Libel Battle and Stagecoach Drivers Need to Lose Weight
Kate Winslet Wins Libel Battle and Stagecoach Drivers Need to Lose Weight

05 / 11 / 2009

The HR Headmistress was amused to discover that two subjects as disparate as Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet and some cuddly Stagecoach drivers have cropped up in roughly the same subject bracket this week. Kate Winslet, star of "Titanic" and "The Reader" sued the Daily Mail over an article published in January entitled "Should Kate Winslet win an Oscar for the...

Green Campaigner Protected by Religious Belief Legislation
Green Campaigner Protected by Religious Belief Legislation

04 / 11 / 2009

Earlier this year, the HR Headmistress reported on the unusual case of Tim Nicholson who complained that that his philosophical beliefs had put him at odds with senior executives at his former employer Grainger plc, the UK's largest listed residential property company. Mr Nicholson had been employed as Head of Sustainability. When he was made redundant in July last year,...

Wayne Rooney and His Paternity Rights
Wayne Rooney and His Paternity Rights

03 / 11 / 2009

The HR Headmistress is not well versed in the ways of football, so it came a something of a surprise to hear yesterday that Wayne and Coleen Rooney were celebrated the birth of their newborn son, Kai Wayne Rooney. Kai was born at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, weighing in at a healthy 8lbs, 2oz. Wayne Rooney was present at the birth,...

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