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Well, this is awkward … how to handle tricky conversations at work

We can all be ambushed by difficult people management issues, writes Janette Lucas, partner at Squire Patton...

Discrimination arising from disability: exploring the causal link

Employers need to think carefully before taking disciplinary action for conduct that could be in any way...

‘Gay cake’ update: what does this mean for the cause of equality?

Bakery owners who refused to make the 'gay cake' are now seeking a ruling on whether they can appeal...

Implementing pay-cuts: what to remember

Cutting pay is one of the most controversial moves that an employer can make. Although generally rare,...

Employee representatives: Burden or benefit?

Tackling employee misconduct can be challenging for employers, particularly when the employee is represented during the disciplinary...

Sexual Harassment in the workplace – five things employers can do better

Allegations of sexual harassment are often one of the most widely reported HR stories covered by the...

‘Can’t be that serious because you didn’t suspend me’

It is a commonly held belief that you cannot fairly dismiss an employee for Gross Misconduct if...

What measures should employers put in place before agreeing to home working?

Whether it's checking emails on a smartphone, logging in remotely from a home PC or working from...

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