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  • Type:
    Employment law manual

    Providing references: financial services

    Updated to reflect that the launch of the FCA's new directory has been delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  • Type:
    Employment law manual

    Recruitment: financial services

    Updated to reflect that the launch of the FCA's new directory has been delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  • Date:
    30 April 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Police recruitment: Challenges and initiatives

    We look at some of the initiatives that have been taken to boost recruitment in the police sector, and highlight what the police can learn from HM Prison and Probation Service's recruitment campaign.

  • Date:
    26 April 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Calculating holiday entitlement for term-time workers: is there a simple answer?

    In light of new guidance for local government employers on term-time workers, consultant editor Darren Newman looks for a simple way to calculate the holiday entitlement of employees who work only during school terms.

  • Date:
    11 April 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Positive action in recruitment: Cost of getting it wrong

    While positive action in recruitment is laudable, and to be encouraged as a means of overcoming disadvantage and low participation, employers need to think very carefully about how they go about it, because if they make mistakes the cost may be high. Jason Braier explains why.

  • Date:
    28 March 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Suspension in relation to safeguarding concerns should be used sparingly

    Although a recent Court of Appeal decision concerning suspension in relation to safeguarding concerns provides an element of reassurance for employers, consultant editor Darren Newman explains why suspension should still be used only sparingly.

  • Date:
    26 March 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    Social media misconduct: Snapchat posts increased tiger kidnapping risk

    In Elliott v RMS Cash Solutions Ltd, a Northern Ireland tribunal held that a cash transit firm fairly dismissed an employee whose Snapchat posts revealed a colleague's personal details. The posts increased the risk of "tiger kidnapping", which involves staff or their families being kidnapped to force staff to help commit a crime.

  • Date:
    25 March 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    Dismissing mentally ill employee for failing to attend meetings was discrimination, decides tribunal

    In Flemming v East of England Ambulance Services NHS Trust, an employment tribunal held that an NHS Trust discriminated against a mentally ill employee by dismissing him for gross misconduct following his failure to attend a sickness absence review meeting and occupational health appointments.

  • Date:
    14 March 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Whistleblowing in the NHS

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers whistleblowing in the NHS, focusing on the public interest test and the danger of working on the basis that an allegation is malicious.

  • Date:
    13 March 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    Maternity leave: Redundancy form sent to employee's inaccessible work email address

    In South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust v Jackson and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that, as long as the miscommunication came from an administrative error, an employee whose redundancy redeployment form was sent to an inaccessible work email address was not unfavourably treated because she was on maternity leave.

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