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Personal appearance and behaviour

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  • Podcast: Five key cases for HR to look out for

    Date:
    6 July 2018
    Type:
    Audio and video

    The headlines are being dominated by "gig economy" employment status cases, but there are plenty of other important employment law cases coming up. We discuss the potential implications for employers of forthcoming rulings on whistleblowing, data protection, restrictive covenants, covert CCTV and violence at work-related social events.

  • Take part in our dress and appearance survey

    Date:
    3 July 2018
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR is conducting a survey of regulations, policies or guidelines that give employees instructions on standards of dress and/or appearance and we would be grateful for your assistance.

  • Clarks boss gets the boot after behaviour 'fell short'

    Date:
    26 June 2018
    Type:
    News

    The boss of iconic shoemaker Clarks has resigned after the British company said his behaviour had fallen short of the standards expected of its staff.

  • How courageous conversations can resolve workplace conflicts

    Date:
    25 June 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Why do so many managers shy away from having tough conversations with employees? Knowing what to say at the right time can help nip conflicts and other issues in the bud, explains Tania Coke from workplace mediation specialists Consensio.

  • Sainsbury's employee dismissed for Facebook post wins case

    Date:
    22 June 2018
    Type:
    News

    A former Sainsbury's employee was unfairly dismissed after an investigation into whether he had committed an act of gross misconduct was not approached with an open mind, an employment tribunal has found.

  • Hot weather

    Date:
    22 June 2018
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Is there a maximum temperature beyond which employees are not expected to work? Should employers relax their dress codes when temperatures are high? Can employees request annual leave at short notice? XpertHR has a range of resources to help employers manage employment issues that may arise during hot weather.

  • Date:
    14 June 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    With four weeks of World Cup football matches about to kick off, what do employers need to be wary of, and are there ways to use the tournament as a way to bring staff together? Personnel Today rounds up five considerations for employers.

  • Timekeeping

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    Updated to take account of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018.

  • How to deal with an employee who has posted negative comments about the organisation on a social networking site

    Type:
    How to

    Updated with information on the requirement to report a personal data breach under the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018.

  • Government dress code guidance dismissed as 'Janet and John'

    Date:
    18 May 2018
    Type:
    News

    The Government today issued guidance for employers on how they can ensure dress codes are not discriminatory. They do not contain any measures to toughen up sanctions on organisations with discriminatory rules, however, and have been criticised by one employment law firm.