Archive for June, 2010

A city executive loses £4 million sex discrimination case

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

The tribunal heard allegations that the Claimant was subjected to sexist jokes and suffered undue distress when taken to a strip club. Her boss admitted calling her “bimbo”, “dumb blonde” and viewing escort agencies websites. However the tribunal concluded that the Claimant was not a “persuasive witness” and the claims were exaggerated. It was noted that no objections had been raised earlier.

Tackling work performance

Friday, June 25th, 2010

We are all aware of the activities taking place around the World Cup but have you suffered from poor performance from your work force before the event? Staff not fit to operate equipment after overdoing it? Or your staff turnout is low? Are jobs not being completed and orders not being met? Are you at risk of losing business?

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Summertime in the work place

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Its Summer time, brighter days, sunny weather and the joy of outdoor eating and drinking at barbecues, weddings, world cup matches and tennis ! Alcohol and drugs can seriously impact workplace performance and health & safety. Providing a supportive environment for your staff is an important step in ensuring your business potential.

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Keep your staff right!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Recently a tribunal awarded a female police officer, who had been signed off with stress £250,000. The tribunal heard how Barbara Lymford had suffered bullying, taunts and sexist behaviour from her male colleagues. She could also be entitled to a further £300,000 for loss of income if she is unable to return to work. That’s a total of £575,000!
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Save money and embarrassment

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

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Discipline & grievance procedures

Monday, June 14th, 2010

In the instance of dismissing an employee, employers often do not realise that they should either have procedures in place, or that where a particular procedure is already in place, that it should be strictly followed. Any dismissal of an employee without following the correct procedure will almost certainly be unfair.
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The need for employment contracts.

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Every employer must provide their employees with a statement of particulars within 2 months of their employment starting. It is beneficial, however, to instead issue them with a contract of employment as this provides the employer with greater protection. Keeping employment contracts simple can help you and your staff understand clearly what is expected and unacceptable in your workplace.

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An addition to our team

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

car21Lili Hunter Consulting Ltd is pleased to welcome new solicitor Carolyn Pennie to our company! Joan is off to Grant Smith Law Practice as part of the exchange programme.

Sickness absence at lowest level for 20 years

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

In 2009 the average worker took 6.4 days of sickness. According to the CBI this was the lowest level since 1987. The Absence and Workplace Health Survey, conducted with Pfizer, found there were 180 million days of sickness absence in the UK last year. Those surveyed thought that around 15 per cent of the absences were not genuine, costing the economy £2.5 billion.

New National Minimum Wage

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

From 1 October 2010, the national minimum wage for workers over 21 years old will rise from £5.80 to £5.93 per hour, for those workers aged between 18 and 21 it will rise from £4.83 to £4.92 and the rate for 16 and 17 year olds will rise from £3.57 to £3.64.
Also in October there will be the introduction of a new apprentice minimum wage rate at £2.50 per hour. This will apply to apprentices under the age of 19 years and those over the age of 19 in their first year of apprenticeship.

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