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  • 23 Apr 2015
    In the Court of Appeal case of Way Vs Spectrum Property Care Ltd, a final warning given in ‘bad faith’ and later relied on by the employer to dismiss an employee for a subsequent unrelated offence proved fatal to the employer’s defence. This case highlights the importance not just of the quality of the dismissal and appeal process, but also of the previous stages.

  • 22 Apr 2015
    In small companies it isn’t always easy to carry out investigations or performance/absence reviews, sometimes because of workload, sometimes because of the closeness of the working environment. It’s critical that processes are completed thoroughly and properly – an otherwise fair dismissal can be ruined by the lack of a decent process. We can take away all of the stress and workload and carry out these processes on your behalf.

  • 16 Apr 2015
    The General Election will influence the number of employment tribunal cases in the UK – these have taken a dramatic tumble since the coalition government introduced fees of £1200 (in England) to bring unfair dismissal cases – the number of single claims has dropped 76% (you can read more in are article here)…..but can you guess which parties are likely to send them back on the up again? To find out the intentions of the Tories, Labour, LibDems UKIP and the Greens read the full article...

  • 16 Apr 2015
    Are you recruiting the right people for your business? How do you know? Employers, even smaller employers, need to ensure that they balance their team correctly, bringing in the right type of people not just those with the right skills. Pretty much every employee issue we’re brought in to deal with stems from….poor recruitment. After 13 years supporting employers we pleased to bring you….the top do's and don’ts when it comes to recruiting staff.

  • 14 Apr 2015
    Following the tragic crash of the German aeroplane where a pilot flew 150 people to their deaths following a long term battle with mental health, depression, stress and anxiety have become a hot topic amongst the public. myHRdept look at why there is still such stigma attached to such a common, seemingly increasing problem in the workplace.