Employment Law

Index items here on employment legislation, employment-related topics and case law that is not covered by any of the sub-categories OR within Employee Relations or Diversity and Equality or Health, Safety and Well-being and any of their sub-categories.

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    Escape from the past

    The anti-helicopter wires strung between the steel mesh fences inside HMP Maze, near Lisburn, County Antrim, are adorned with floats ripped from toilet cisterns. They look like a grim parody of Christmas fairy lights, now...

    How to break the news of redundancies

    Redundancy is a fact of life for most companies. But how can you undertake the unpleasant task of terminating jobs while ensuring that the company remains an employer of choice? Telling employees that their employment has...

    A natural preparation

    Life has changed dramatically for Andy Byford over the past 12 months. A year ago he was a market co-ordinator for the Body Shop, keeping a close eye on business in southern Europe and the Middle East. Although he worked...

    Wild backs BBC job cuts

    Controversial BBC plans to slash 1,100 jobs have been defended as “absolutely standard” for the telecommunications industry by a leading HR academic. Ray Wild, principal at Henley Management College, said that...

    More firms turn to voluntary redundancy to cut costs

    Employers are using alternatives to compulsory redundancy - such as voluntary redundancy and pay freezes – to a greater extent than they did two years ago, a new study has revealed. The survey by law firm Irwin Mitchell...