“Half-Dead Dave” – Banter or Age Discrimination?

12th May 2022

Age Discrimination. So held the Employment Tribunals in David Robson v Clarke’s Mechanical Limited. The Tribunal concluded that R had been subject to direct age discrimination due to R having to endure the nickname of “Half-Dead Dave.” The case was … Continue reading

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Age Discrimination – Old Fossils & Millennials

7th March 2022

Despite running into some 75 pages the judgment in Cowie v Vesuvius & Ors makes for interesting reading, especially as direct age discrimination cases tend to be few and far between. The use of words like “old fossil” has brought … Continue reading

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Holiday Pay

9th February 2022

In Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Limited, the Court of Appeal ruled that Smith, a worker who was previously wrongly classified as self-employed by Pimlico Plumbers, was entitled to holiday pay for the whole time he was engaged by the company. … Continue reading

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Menopause in the Workplace (Part 2)

15th July 2021

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We recently featured an article about what employers can do to support women in the workplace as they go through the menopause. (see our original article here). As this resonated with a number of our audience, we wanted to explore … Continue reading

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How can you support LGBTQ+ employees in the workplace?

16th June 2021

How can you support LGBTQ+  employees in the workplace? The CIPD’s Inclusion at Work* research,  which came out earlier this year, reported that LGBTQ+ employees are more likely to experience workplace conflict and harassment than their heterosexual counterparts. 40% of … Continue reading

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Agile vs flexible working

28th May 2021

Agile VS Flexible Working – What’s the difference?  We all hear a great deal about flexible working and how it has become more commonplace, especially given recent events (global pandemics for example!). But less so, agile working…what actually is the … Continue reading

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Stress awareness month: Five tips for managing stress at work

26th April 2021

“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace” We have never lived in more uncertain times and for most, uncertainty breeds stress and anxiety.  In addition, the way we work has shifted and so has our … Continue reading

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What makes a great boss?

31st March 2021

Think about the bosses you’ve had in the past and ask yourself who the best one was. What characteristics did they display? Maybe there was drive, ambition, kindness, the understanding of people and a belief in the business? Many names … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like… Piers

29th March 2021

Following ‘that’ interview the drama continued with Piers Morgan taking exception to being called out on his behaviour.  It culminated in him picking up his football and stomping off home.  Although this particular incident hit the headlines because of who … Continue reading

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HR(H) and the Palace

18th March 2021

In 2019 Buckingham Palace advertised a vacancy within the Privy Purse and Treasurer’s Office for that of HR Manager. The blurb claimed that “No two days will be the same and you’ll face complex challenges.” I wonder if, at that … Continue reading

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