DISCRIMINATION - 30.11.2023
£340,000 for being called “a pensioner”
An employee who was labelled “a pensioner” because of his age and placed “in the relegation zone” has been awarded £340,000 in compensation by the tribunal. These are both no-nos, but where else did the employer go wrong?
RECRUITMENT - 30.11.2023
How long will applicants wait for an offer?
Apparently, 52% of candidates are reluctant to attend more than two interviews when applying for a new job. How long is the average job applicant prepared to wait to find out if they’ve got the job?
RECRUITMENT - 13.11.2023
Pros and cons of re-hiring a former employee
You’ve recently advertised a job vacancy that you’d like to fill quickly and one of your former employees has applied for the position. What are the advantages and disadvantages of rehiring them?
DISCRIMINATION - 31.10.2023
Can those nearing 66 be excluded from training?
You’re looking at providing some training for your workforce. However, one of your employees is nearing 66 and you suspect that they might retire soon. Can you exclude this employee from your training plans?
RECRUITMENT - 19.10.2023
50% will back out of job offer
In a recent survey, 50% of respondents said that they had backed out of a job offer in the last twelve months. Whilst you can’t stop a candidate doing this, what could you do to protect yourself?
DISCRIMINATION - 19.10.2023
Employee excluded from WhatsApp chat wins £130,000
A long-term sick employee who was excluded from his employer’s WhatsApp group chat has been awarded £130,000 compensation by the tribunal. Why did the tribunal make such a sizeable award in this case?