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Third party harassment: more than just a nuisance claim?

Many employers face allegations of harassment after the Christmas period. Recently we have seen a trend of employers facing complaints that they have not done enough to prevent harassment by third parties, such as clients or contractors. If one of your staff...

The Olympic Games 2012: One year to go - are you ready?

Dear Auntie With only one year to go to the London Olympic Games, we need to start planning and getting in shape! The summer holidays always cause a headache for us in the HR team, but we are expecting August 2012 to be even more challenging when the...

Whoops! Seven slip-ups - some of the most common but avoidable HR mistakes

A subscriber to HRlaw.co.uk has asked us to compile a list of what we find to be some of the most common HR mistakes and traps that employers can make and fall into.  The HR law team has put their heads together and here they are: 1.   ...

Progressive medical conditions

The Equality Act 2010 (the “Act”) prohibits discrimination in employment in respect of a number of ‘protected characteristics’ including disability. Before an employee can complain that they have suffered discrimination because of...

Auntie advises on maternity and sex discrimination issues affecting redundancy decisions

Dear Auntie Unfortunately, our company is planning to make an employee from our sales team redundant.  The sales team is headed by a manager who works with one male and one female assistant but we now only have enough work for one assistant. The...

New Year, New Problems

New year, new problems.. 2010 saw key developments in case law which Ozlem Kulle and Helen Besch outline in their articles. This article highlights key cases that are likely to be decided in 2011. Age discrimination The ECJ is considering in the German...

2010 case round up (part 2)

This is the second serving of our selection of key cases from 2010.  1. KRAFT FOODS v HASTIE – age discrimination / justification For more details of this case, see our Ask Auntie piece from our August 2010 newsletter . Summary:  ...

Gender reassignment - what to do in unfamiliar territory

Dear Auntie,  I am aware that discrimination on grounds of gender reassignment was unlawful under the old law and assume that that is still the case under the Equality Act 2010 – is that correct?  What are the key issues and possible...

Top tips on managing long term sickness issues

Employees' absence can take many different forms, but often the most difficult to manage is long term sickness absence, as it can raise complex legal and management conundrums. Here are our top tips for dealing with these tricky situations: ...

School's out for summer

With school holidays in full swing, here are a few tips on leave issues common at this time of year and how best to deal with them… 1. Temporary changes to working hours You may get more requests for temporary changes to working hours over the...
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