November 2015 news

fireworks in novemberIt’s November and as with the fireworks at the start of this month, we are helping to throw some light on the latest HR/Employment law developments. Firstly, ACAS is helping to illuminate best practice by providing guidance on how to carry out investigations.  Gender equality is headline news again as Lord Davies has produced a good news final report on how far British business has closed the gap on boardroom inequality. However, Ofsted’s report on apprenticeships is more disappointing with its analysis that there is quantity over quality.

Our case update this month focuses on calculating holiday entitlement following a change in working pattern, disparity of treatment in disciplinary proceedings and effect on the fairness of dismissal and whether there is a TUPE transfer when an employee’s employment is transferred from a sole employer to a group of companies which includes the original employer.