Aggregating minor acts of misconduct to justify a fair dismissal

Can an employer lump together a series of minor acts of misconduct and use that as a reason to dismiss an employee without prior warning? And if they do, is that dismissal fair? That is the question that the case of Ham v The Governing Body of Beardwood Humanities College sought to answer. What happened […]

What to say about an employee departure

Whilst there are legal and regulatory issues to be considered when an employee leaves an organisation, an employer also needs to consider how to tell people about the departure as well as the ways in which it will affect those who remain. The ways in which people are advised about an employee’s departure depends to […]

Meet the Team – Andy Harris

Welcome to the eighth in our series of team interviews. Each month, we’ll be asking a member of our team to tell us more about them and their involvement with rradar. This month, it’s time to hear about rradar station HR Advisor Andy Harris. When did you first become involved with rradar? I joined in […]

Our logical and creative brain

The human brain is an extremely complex thing – made up of many different areas, all performing different tasks, coming together to form a cohesive whole that can carry out the most demanding tasks. Although the popular hypothesis about right and left brain functions has been dismissed by neuroscientists, it can still serve as a […]

The costs of adverse tribunal judgments

How costly can an employment tribunal be? Many employers worry about being taken to a tribunal and it’s a sensible option to plan ahead for the eventuality. A little research into average awards for various categories of Tribunal judgments reveals the following figures for 2014/15: Unfair Dismissal £12,362 Race Discrimination £17,040 Sex Discrimination £23,478 Disability […]