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Airport worker dismissed over treatment of colleague who “unfriended” her on Facebook

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has overturned a tribunal decision that an employee was unfairly dismissed after placing an image of a witch as a screensaver on the computer of a colleague who “unfriended” her on Facebook. Stephen Simpson rounds up last week’s tribunal decisions. Dismissal of employee accused of putting image of witch on […]

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Carr Review into unions stalls over “politicised environment”

Bruce Carr, the QC leading the Carr Review into the conduct of unions, has revealed he will not be making any recommendations about changes to the law. Former employment lawyer Carr was appointed by the government to investigate the conduct of unions following an incident in Grangemouth. In November 2013, Unite members were accused of […]

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Industrial gas supplier fined after plant explosion leaves worker injured

A multinational industrial gas supplier based in Surrey has been fined after an explosion at one of its manufacturing plants in Bristol left a worker with life changing injuries. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted BOC Ltd after a plant explosion and fire caused Alan Garton, 57, from Bristol, to suffer serious burns and […]

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Ineffective data collecting costs HR departments, says Max Blumberg

Collecting data with no focus on its use is an expensive drain on HR departments’ resources, according to Goldsmiths, University of London research fellow Max Blumberg. Blumberg told HR magazine collecting analytics without first identifying a business need was the equivalent of “showing off to friends” when they visit your house. “If your house has […]

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