April 2014 news

easter-eggIt’s April and after the egg-citement (sorry!) of the long Easter weekend it’s back to work.  However, there seems to have been an Easter holiday slowdown as there is not a lot to update you on in terms of HR/employment law news. No need to be too disappointed though (!) – we’ve still managed to hunt you out some news in particular on illegal working – both in respect of avoiding discrimination in pre-employment checks and an increase in penalties for employers who do recruit illegal workers.  Finally we have our case update covering, firstly, post-natal depression and sex discrimination and secondly, delegating decisions to external bodies in internal disciplinary proceedings.