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  • Disability discrimination: Dismissal for poor attendance was harsh but fair

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Kelly v Royal Mail Group Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that a long-serving employee's dismissal for frequent absences in accordance with the employer's attendance policy was harsh but fair.

  • Collective bargaining: Employer's direct approach to employees was lawful

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others, the Court of Appeal held that the employer had not made unlawful inducements when it sent letters to employees asking them to agree a pay deal that had been rejected by their trade union.

  • Return-to-work meetings after short-term sickness absence

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    A line manager briefing setting out the importance of return-to-work meetings in reducing short-term sickness absence levels and helping to ensure that employees are engaged, productive and working to the best of their ability. The briefing provides practical guidance for line managers on holding return-to-work meetings, as well as providing "Talking points" for training sessions.

  • Take part in our learning and development survey

    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR is conducting research on UK employers' learning and development strategy, provision and priorities and their use of coaching. Take part in this survey to receive the latest data on how your organisation compares.

  • Court of Appeal rules that voluntary overtime must be included in holiday pay

    Type:
    Law reports

    In East of England Ambulance NHS Trust v Flowers and others, the Court of Appeal held that ambulance workers are contractually entitled to have voluntary overtime included in the calculation of their holiday pay and, under the Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC), to have it included where it is sufficiently regular and settled.

  • Menopause policy

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model policy to inform managers and employees about the menopause and associated rights and to outline the training and support on offer for those experiencing menopausal symptoms.

  • Podcast: Latest updates on Brexit and what they mean for employers

    Type:
    Audio and video

    Louise Haycock, director at Fragomen, takes us through the implications of Theresa May's resignation and the new proposed Brexit date of 31 October 2019.

  • Introduction to line management

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    A line manager briefing setting out what makes a good line manager as well as practical steps for transitioning into a line management role. The briefing guides line managers with "Dos and don'ts", as well as providing "Talking points" for training sessions.

  • Webinar: Managing poor performance

    Type:
    Audio and video

    Darren Newman discusses some common challenges when managing poor performance including: providing negative feedback constructively; identifying and acting on barriers to success; and progressing through a process when feedback does not work.

  • Age discrimination: Oxford University justifies compulsory retirement age for academics

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Pitcher v Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford and another, an employment tribunal held that Oxford University's "employer-justified retirement age" for academics is a proportionate means of achieving its legitimate aims.

  • Take part in our training line managers in people management survey

    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR is conducting research into the training that employers offer to line managers to improve their people management skills, and invites you to take part.

  • Race discrimination: Compensation uplift for ignoring dismissal appeal and post-dismissal grievance

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Base Childrenswear Ltd v Otshudi, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the level of race discrimination compensation for an employee whose appeal against her dismissal and post-dismissal grievance were ignored.

  • New example profile of a mental health first-aider

    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR's Policies and documents tool has been enhanced with the addition of a sample profile of a mental health first-aider. The profile sets out the key skills required, tasks and responsibilities, and training requirements.

  • Shared parental leave: No sex discrimination where employer fails to enhance pay

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd; Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police v Hextall, the Court of Appeal rejected sex discrimination claims brought by male staff against employers that enhance maternity pay but not shared parental pay.

  • Podcast: Common issues during maternity leave

    Type:
    Audio and video

    Issues that can arise during maternity leave range from the mundane, such as keeping lines of communication open, to the dramatic, such as putting an employee at risk of redundancy. We discuss common scenarios during maternity leave, and how to deal with them.

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