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Posted on 4:51pm Monday 2nd November 2009
Bullies are usually people who have self esteem problems. However before we feel too sorry for them remember what damage they can cause to their victims. It's sad to see that even the Beefeaters looking afer the Crown Jewels are not immune. The first female Beefeater has been subjected to this displicable behaviour from two of her colleagues, prompting their suspension. Employees should not be frightened to speak out against bullies and employers should have policies in place and the right people to deal with such complaints. These days employment tribunals take a very dim view of any employer not dealing with these issues effectively. By the same yard stick any employee found to have brought false allegations against someone in respect of bullying can expect to be disciplined themselves!!
Posted on 10:36am Friday 9th October 2009
Gail Escolme explains how employers should be dealing with service charges tips and troncs from 1 October 2009 - transparency is the key!
Posted on 4:47pm Tuesday 16th June 2009
It has recently been reported that around 22% of people in this country have cancelled their home contents insurance in a bid to save money.
Posted on 11:42am Monday 8th June 2009
From 1 October 2009 the weekly redundancy limit will increase to £380 from £350. This means that anyone made redundant and earning £380 or more will receive £380 for each complete year of service if they are between 22 and 41, half that amount if under 22 and 1.5 times the amount if over 41. However the figure will not rise again in February 2009, when it is usually increased, it will be held at that amount until February 2011.
Posted on 3:32pm Wednesday 27th May 2009
In a landmark ruling the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ordered a claimant who was found to have fabricated a “deliberate and cynical lie” in claiming that she had been named a “black bitch” by the new management at the Nursing home where she worked, to pay an estimated £25,000 in costs.
Posted on 4:11pm Wednesday 17th September 2008
Not for the first time was I sat at home last night watching TV when before I knew it there was steam coming out of my ears and I was shouting “No” to my confused dog! Holby City decided to deal with Redundancy – very topical – could have been very useful as a way of showing the steps needed to get it right.
Posted on 2:20pm Friday 27th June 2008
In a recent judgment the House of Lords have overhauled the approach to disability discrimination cases. They held that:- A person can only be liable for discrimination if they know that the individual is disabled.
Posted on 11:13am Thursday 1st May 2008
Posted on 8:37am Monday 14th April 2008
The Border and Immigration Agency have now issued details of the application process for employers wishing to apply for a license to employ foreign workers under the new points based system, which replaces the existing work permit system.
Posted on 11:22am Tuesday 18th December 2007
Whilst it is barely believable that we are facing Christmas again already, the usual problems are likely to crop up around the Christmas period, namely too much alcohol and festive related unauthorised absence.
Posted on 12:19pm Friday 9th November 2007
A London park worker with learning difficulties has been awarded £550,000 in compensation for disability discrimination. It was found he was unfairly dismissed by his employer when it was found that they discriminated against him in the way they selected personnel for redundancy.
Posted on 10:38am Thursday 26th July 2007
Most employers and employees are unaware that if an employee wanted to bring a claim against their employer in the Employment Tribunal, the employee may have legal expenses cover on their homes contents insurance to cover the cost of the claim.