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What Have X-Factor Judge Simon Cowell and Henry VIII got in Common?
What Have X-Factor Judge Simon Cowell and Henry VIII got in Common?

02 / 11 / 2009

They have both been named as inspirational leaders in a poll by the Prince’s Trust. I do find them to be slightly strange choices............ while the X-Factor is (in the opinion of the HR Headmistress) the equivalent of throwing modern day Christians to the lions, Henry VIII was really not a nice man to know , with a marked tendency...

Discrimination by Association
Discrimination by Association

30 / 10 / 2009

Today the Employment Appeal Tribunal gave another important and far reaching judgment in the long running case of Attridge Law v Coleman. In 2007 Sharon Coleman took her employer, Attridge Law, to court. Ms Coleman is not herself disabled, but she has a son who is. She alleged disability discrimination and constructive dismissal, which she believed occurred as a result...

Thoughts on Retirement and David Brent (Created by Ricky Gervais)
Thoughts on Retirement and David Brent (Created by Ricky Gervais)

29 / 10 / 2009

Business Minister Pat McFadden and Minister for Pensions and the Ageing Society Angela Eagle have today issued a joint statement calling for evidence on retirement ages to be submitted by 1st February 2010. Angela Eagle MP said: "As people live and work for longer, it is sensible that we have the debate on what works for business and individuals. The...

Madonna - Raising the Profile of Employment Rights and Raising Children
Madonna - Raising the Profile of Employment Rights and Raising Children

29 / 10 / 2009

High profile adoptive parent, Madonna, dug the first part of the foundations of the school she is building in Malawi. She has taken her two adopted children on a trip back to Africa to see their friends and remaining family. One person she wants to meet up with is the father of her adopted daughter Mercy. The importance of fathers’...

Robots For Staff - Are Tesco Heading This Way?
Robots For Staff - Are Tesco Heading This Way?

26 / 10 / 2009

With all the challenging developments in employment law (that’s an understatement!) many employers have joked about wanting to take on robots. It looks as though some sectors are poised for the coming of the robot, even as I type. This week Tesco announced the opening of their first entirely self-service shop (in Northampton, quite near us). There will be five...

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