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Emma Thomas & Paul Callegari: Ten questions employers should ask before dismissing

As the referee in the recent Premiership match between Arsenal and Chelsea discovered to his cost, dismissing someone is not always as straightforward as it might seem. In this article we address some key points that employers should consider before dismissing in order to minimise any subsequent exposure. Will the protected conversation really be “off…

Nikki Duncan: Easier to hire or fire?

For the last couple of years the Coalition have been introducing a range of measures designed to allay employer fear about being faced with Tribunal claims. This drive is based on concern that such fear was impeding business growth, with employers too cautious to recruit, and/or to address capability issues in the work force. The…

Two female executives claim they were sacked after rejecting sexual advances

Two female sales executives, Anna Mazover and Diana Nicholl-Pierson have taken their employer, Entico Corporation Ltd, to court after claiming their boss sacked them after they rejected his sexual advances. The pair are seeking £100,000 in compensation for sexual harassment after alleging that the firm’s sales director, Darren Scott, promised them promotion if they slept…

Redundancy remains on the agenda for 2014, says Sue Ziegler of Aeon Solicitors

The International Monetary Fund has predicted that the UK economy will outshine its European counterparts with a 2.4% growth rate in 2014, and the Treasury has stated that the UK has now turned the corner and that the Government’s economic plan is working. Talk of increased confidence is of little comfort, however, for the employees…

Alan H. Palmer: How to deliver bad and really bad news properly

Few of us have the thickness of hide or the liberality of Schadenfreude necessary to be comfortable when making a colleague redundant. That’s as it should be. However rational the capitalist imperative for companies to be efficient and staffed by the best, however sound the arguments at a macro-level, at the micro-level a human being…

McCririck backs a loser

Racing pundit John McCririck backed a loser when he took on the broadcaster Channel 4 which unceremoniously axed him from its horseracing coverage. Known for his eccentric clothing and boisterous antics on and off the screen, 72 year old McCririck claimed that the broadcaster’s decision amounted to age discrimination. Whilst it found that he had…