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  • 18 Mar 2016
    When Morrison’s supermarket employee Khan physically attacked a customer, were Morrison’s liable for Mr Khan’s actions? Yes, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal, reminding employers that they can be liable for an employee’s actions even if they had little control over them through the ‘vicarious liability’ rule. To understand more about how to protect your business against vicarious liability claims please click here.

  • 18 Mar 2016
    There’s been an enormous amount of waffle from the Brexit campaigners about the benefit for UK businesses if Britain votes to leave the European Union. But what really will the implications be?

  • 17 Mar 2016
    Statistically a new employee is more than 3 times as likely to leave as an employee with 2 years or more. What can employers do to reduce this statistic? With 14 years experience providing HR support to employers, we’ve learnt a thing or two about how to retain new employees, and we share our top tips and observations here.

  • 4 Mar 2016
    Employment tribunals are still a rarer beast than they used to be (since the introduction of fees requiring employees to pay to register a claim), but the compensation awards are on the up for employers on the losing side. With typical legal costs reporting in at £11K (for employers) though, only the awards in the sex discrimination category currently exceed the lawyer’s bills.

  • 3 Feb 2016
    At myHRdept we spend a lot of time helping employers protect their confidential information and commercial interests through carefully worded employment contract clauses. But in the case of Knowles Vs Elldon House Nursing Home, the employer was found wanting when it dismissed Knowles for making a copy of a staff rota. As the Home nurses its £15K compensation injury, wel take the opportunity to review what went wrong.