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  • Date:
    24 October 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    Age discrimination: Interviewer says "I've just noticed how old you are" to interviewee

    In James v Coedffranc Community Council, an employment tribunal upheld an unsuccessful job applicant's age discrimination claim after an interviewer said "I've just noticed how old you are" and jotted down older candidates' ages on interview notes.

  • Date:
    27 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Police officers

    We examine the unique status of police officers and the implications of that status. We also look at how the terms and conditions of police officers are both determined and changed.

  • Date:
    22 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    HR challenges presented by the nature of the police service

    We explore the unusual nature of the police service and the challenges that this creates for HR.

  • Date:
    22 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Police staff, special constables and volunteers

    We examine the status of police staff who, unlike police officers, are subject to normal employment legislation. We also look at the status of special constables and volunteers.

  • Date:
    22 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Police service governance

    We explore the tripartite arrangement on which the governance of the police service in England and Wales is based. We also look beyond the bodies that are party to the tripartite arrangement to a number of other important organisations that impact on HR in the police service.

  • Date:
    19 September 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    Notice to department did not constitute resignation from employer

    In East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust v Levy, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employee's letter of notice to her department did not amount to a resignation from the respondent's employment because the wording used was ambiguous.

  • Date:
    5 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Local authority pay and grading structures

    This article looks at the pay structure for local authority employees, set out in the National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service (the Green Book).

  • Date:
    4 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Redundancy payments and procedures in local authorities

    This article looks at the framework for making compensation payments on redundancy and local authority redundancy policies in general. It also looks at various Government proposals for reforms to public-sector exit payments.

  • Date:
    30 August 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    Victimisation: Focus of test for bad faith is honesty, not motivation

    In Saad v Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the primary question, when deciding if an employee acted in bad faith, is whether or not the employee acted honestly in making the discrimination allegation, not the employee's ulterior purpose.

  • Date:
    20 August 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Discipline and dismissal of senior officers in local authorities

    This article looks at local authority discipline and dismissal procedures for senior officers, and the involvement of councillors in other disciplinary action.

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