Christmas Party Guidance for Employers

December 10, 2019 by alison

In this episode of the podcast I bring you the normal seasonal warning that comes from employment lawyers and HR professionals, about the party season with the pitfalls and perils of office party shenanigans! In this episode I will cover: Why employers need to be concerned about what happens at work social events and parties. […]

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Legitimate Management V Bullying – where’s the line?

November 26, 2019 by alison

In this episode of the podcast I bring you my thoughts on the line between legitimate management of conduct and performance verses bullying. This is an issue that comes up regularly when advising both employers and employees and in my view it can be resolved with a few changes. In this episode I will cover: […]

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Are comments made about not recruiting someone who is homosexual contrary to EU law – even if there is no recruitment process ongoing?

November 12, 2019 by alison

In this episode of the podcast I bring you the Judgement from a European Case which provides an interesting look at what happens if someone makes comments outside of the context of recruitment and employment but which are negative to the LGBTI community and in turn would put off applicants in the future. In this […]

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Top tips direct from Employers: Bonus Episode

November 8, 2019 by alison

Top Tips on being a GREAT Employer direct from businesses on the Isle of Wight In this short bonus episode of the podcast I bring you a recording made at the IOW Chamber Breakfast meeting at the Garlic Farm in October 2019. I asked several attendees from businesses on the Isle of Wight to give […]

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Discrimination: The Basics

October 15, 2019 by alison

In this episode of the podcast I bring you a brief overview of the basics of discrimination. This episode is ideal if you are new to HR, management or you just want a refresher of what discrimination is. In this episode I will cover: A background to the law. What you need to know as […]

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Can a vegetarian claim discrimination under the Equality Act 2010?

October 1, 2019 by alison

In this episode of the podcast I cover a recent case decided by the Norwich Employment Tribunal as to whether a vegetarian employee could claim protection from discrimination on the grounds of vegetarianism. In this episode I will cover: A background to the law. How the employment tribunal determine a ‘philosophical belief’. Why it is […]

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