The Employment Law & HR Podcast

In this Episode 5 of the Employment Law and HR Podcast I bring you a summary of a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case where the issue of reasonable adjustments was discussed and analysed.

The case is called ‘North Lancashire Teaching Primary Care NHS Trust v Howorth’ and the decision of the Appeal Tribunal was recently published.

The judgement provides a really useful update and helpful considerations about what an Employer must do if they have a disabled employee who is at a disadvantage because of their disability in accordance with the Equality Act.


Also in this episode is the HR best practice tip which is a really easy way to get your HR practices in line and prevent problems of inconsistency with your workforce. 


Direct download: Episode_5_-_Final.mp3
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In this episode I give you a run down of a really useful change in the law from last year (2013) which is being utilised to great effect by many employers. 

The best practice tip is one that should not be missed, how to protect your business from departing employees. 

Direct download: Episode_4_-_Final.mp3
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In this weeks' episode I tell you all about the introduction of Early Concilaition, what it means and what I think of it. What you need to know and what to consider if you have an employee dispute. 

This weeks' best practice tip is all about your Employee Handbook, what to do and how to keep it under control 

Direct download: Episode_3_-_final.mp3
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In this weeks' episode I tell you about a recent case regarding disciplinary issues and appeals. The case is mcmillan v airedale nhs foundation trust. 

The best practice tip also follows disciplinarys and why you need to have a good procedure in place. 

Direct download: Episode_2_-_Final.mp3
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What do you need to know about an employees right to request flexible working?

In this first episode I bring you all of the information you need to know about the new right to request flexible working.

In particular you will learn

  • What the law was before the change
  • What it means practically
  • How it will effect your business
  • How to avoid running into difficulties

HR best practice tip

The best practice tip this week is about Contracts or Section 1 Statements as they are known to lawyer types!

Podcast references & helpful information

If you want to read full guidance on how the new right to request flexible working with work in practice have a look here

To download a FREE Flexible working policy that you can include in your own handbook or procedures click here


Direct download: Episode_1_-_Final.mp3
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