• Budget 2015: the highlights for HR.

    How will it affect employers and employees? With record levels of employment, improving living standards and economic growth, it’s no surprise that chancellor George Osborne seemed upbeat as he delivered the 2015 Budget. PM highlights the key areas for HR professionals. Living standards Average pay increases of 2.1 per cent may be above inflation but…
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  • Historic gross misconduct thwarts wrongful dismissal claim.

    Employee’s bid for damages overturned by pornographic emails The recent High Court decision in the case Williams v Leeds United Football Club  demonstrates particularly starkly a longstanding but important principle that an employer can defend a wrongful dismissal damages claim on the basis of the employee’s gross misconduct, even if the employer was unaware of the misconduct…
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