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Christmas time, mistletoe and… fights at the Christmas party?

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Despite this being the season of goodwill to all men, Christmas can often result in arguments and even fights at the office party. The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently reported a case (Westlake v ZSL London Zoo) which involved two female zookeepers who engaged in a physical fight over a male zookeeper at a Christmas party. […]

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Dealing with scandalous employees

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Stories about politicians and councillors being caught up in scandals at work regularly feature in our national press.   In such cases the individual generally resigns (eventually) following public pressure to do so but what happens when it happens to ordinary employees? What is the best tactic where an employee’s behaviour embarrasses their employer? Recent case […]

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All change in April

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T. S. Eliot once wrote that April is the cruellest month. Whilst Eliot probably wasn’t referring to the revisions in employment law that April traditionally brings, you could be forgiven for thinking this if you’re an employer who has to get to grips with this year’s many changes. This year has not only brought the […]

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Jeremy Clarkson – what would you do?

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To say Top Gear is popular would be an understatement. The show has a worldwide audience of more than 350 million, is watched in over 200 territories including Ghana, Iran and Myanmar and, perhaps most importantly, nets BBC Worldwide approximately £150 million.  Top Gear even has a world record for being the most watched television […]

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