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P&O's PR disaster exposes HR's critical role in risk management

Ethical failures, like the recent firing of 800 staff without consultation by ferry company P&O, can prove costly to business and seriously damage people’s lives. Employers – and HR – say experts...

Rehiring vaccine mandate losses: what should HR know?

Mandatory vaccination for health and social care workers will end early on 15 March Sajid Javid has announced. So what happens to those workers that have already left?

Employment tribunal rules on side of care home against unvaccinated employee

The Employment Tribunal (ET) has found that in the case of Allette (A) v Scarsdale Grange Nursing Home, the dismissal of a care home employee for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in January...

CEO fires 900 staff over Zoom: why failure to get redundancy right will have far-reaching implications

Letting somebody go is as much a part of the employee cycle as finding that person in the first place. It is for all intents and purposes inevitable, with jobs for life being a thing of the past.

Recent developments in employment law

Staying on top of all relevant case law and consultations pertaining to the field of HR can be difficult. Here David Ashmore and Alison Heaton provide a rundown of the most recent developments.

Can an employee lose their job for the actions of their relatives?

Benedict Plowden, the director of Transport for London (TfL), has stepped down amid reports that his wife is a core member of Insulate Britain, the protest group which is causing widespread disruption...

Everything you need to know about redundancy and the end of furlough

The clock on the government's furlough scheme is ticking. The scheme, which has been a crucial lifeline to thousands of businesses up and down the country during the pandemic, is now entering its...

Why changes to interim relief could be a costly business for HR

The recent case of Steer v Stormsure has caused a stir in employment law and HR because it has potential to significantly expand the scope of interim relief applications to allow them in...

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Businesses may have no choice but to use fire and rehire contracts

Businesses may have no choice but to use 'fire and rehire' contracts to secure their future.

Pimlico Plumbers wins employment status tribunal

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has ruled to dismiss former engineer Gary Smith’s case against Pimlico Plumbers.

The rise of aggressive tactics against employees

Some employers in sectors badly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are increasingly using aggressive tactics to save money.

HR struggling to enforce lockdown rules

Monitoring staff’s adherence to lockdown rules outside the office is proving difficult for HR.