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Feb
25
2010

More money for new Mums?

A committee of the European Parliament has agreed legislation to extend maternity leave across Europe to 20 weeks on full pay. Current European rules give women 14 weeks fully paid maternity..

Feb
24
2010

Bullying leadership

It has been impossible to avoid the news stories this week about Gordon Brown`s alleged bullying of junior colleagues. We have heard reports of angry shouting and kicking furniture, contrasted with..

Feb
24
2010

Constructive dismissal - employer`s conduct v employee`s conduct

The EAT has held in the case of Aberdeen City Council v McNeill that an employee is not entitled to terminate his/her contract on the basis that the employer has..

Feb
24
2010

Religion and dress codes

The Court of Appeal in Eweida v British Airways Plc rejected an employee`s claim of indirect discrimination on the ground of her religion.  Ms Eweida claimed that British Airways` dress..

Feb
24
2010

Changing Ts & Cs

In Bateman & Ors v Asda, the EAT held that Asda had reserved a power in its staff handbook to change terms and conditions and it was therefore entitled to..

Feb
24
2010

Holiday lost to sickness can be carried over

In Shah v First West Yorkshire Ltd, an employment tribunal held that an employee should be allowed to carry over leave into the next holiday year that he had been..

Feb
23
2010

Rise in resignations by managers demonstrates need for effective retention strategies

The 2010 National Management Salary Survey undertaken by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR has revealed some surprising results: The labour turnover rate has increased from 12.4% (as recorded in..

Feb
19
2010

Do your `dad` employees know their rights?

It seems flexible working is increasingly important to today`s dads, with over 56% of those surveyed by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills saying they would look for an..

Feb
17
2010

Flexible working - who is it good for?

A new report shows that employees who are able to work flexibly have better mental and physical health.   Researchers at the Cochrane Library have found that workers who can chose..

Feb
17
2010

A not so heavy cross to bear

The Court of Appeal has rejected an employee`s claim of indirect religious discrimination in the case of Eweida v British Airways plc [2010] EWCA Civ 80 CA.   Ms Eweida had claimed..



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