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    20 August 2014

    In Cadogan Hotel Partners Ltd v Ozog, the Employment Appeal Tribunal explains why an uplift of 10% should be applied to compensation for injury to feelings attributable to discrimination.

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    20 August 2014

    In Begraj and another v Heer Manak Solicitors and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal explored what should happen to cases in which the judge receives information that he or she believes prejudices his or her opinion of a claim.

  • Religious discrimination: were blasphemous swear words spoken in a Christian's presence harassment?

    19 August 2014

    Was a Christian employee harassed when she overheard a manager's expletives that included the words "Jesus Christ" and "God"? That was one of the issues for the employment tribunal in M v P Care Home Ltd and others.

  • Flexible working FAQs

    18 August 2014

    Recently published FAQs on XpertHR answer more employers' questions on the right to request flexible working.

  • How to deal with a secondment

    15 August 2014

    Secondment arrangements can benefit employers and employees but they can also raise a number of issues. This article provides practical guidance for employers on dealing with secondments by explaining the issues that can arise during a secondment and how employers can address them.

  • Podcast: Maternity and paternity pay and leave

    15 August 2014

    On this week's podcast, we discuss the findings of our 2014 surveys on maternity and paternity pay and leave, and the extent to which employers offer enhanced benefits that exceed the statutory minimum entitlement. We also look at the take-up rate of paternity leave and the likely popularity of shared parental leave.

  • Guidance on dealing with sickness absence during an employee's pregnancy

    14 August 2014

    Our new guide takes employers through the steps to take and factors to consider when an employee is off sick during her pregnancy.

  • More FAQs: Shared parental leave

    14 August 2014

    Recently published FAQs on XpertHR answer more employers' questions on shared parental leave and pay.

  • Long-term sickness absence: new model documents on keeping in contact

    14 August 2014

    XpertHR provides a new model policy setting out the structure of a home visit to an employee on long-term sickness absence, as well as a model record of a home visit and a model letter to an employee on long-term sickness absence asking for his or her preferred method of keeping in contact.

  • Take part in our pay prospects survey

    13 August 2014

    XpertHR is conducting a major survey of private-sector employers' practices in setting their annual pay review and reward priorities over the next year, and would like to request your assistance with our research.

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