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Connolly v Oakdene Services [2013] NIFET 92/12 FET

Constructive Unfair Dismissal; Religious Discrimination

The Fair Employment Tribunal has awarded £15,618 compensation to Belfast man, Mr Connolly, who claimed that a Newtownabbey printing and merchandising firm unlawfully discriminated against him on grounds of religious belief and

 

Whats the cost of an Engaged Employee?

Whats it costing your business?

Proportion of UK Staff who feel engaged at work:-

VOLUNTARY SECTOR = 55%, PRIVATE SECTOR = 37%, PUBLIC SECTOR = 33%

(source CIPD Employee Outlook, spring 2013)

Your staff may look happy but it doesn't mean they are - how does your HR engage your employees?  This often doesn't cross employers minds or evens concerns some employers if their staff are happy or engaged in their work or organisation. Employees wants to value their job but if the organisation they work for doesn't make them feel involved this is where it costs an company money - why?. 

 

Zero Hours won't add up much longer

The remarkabel rise of the zero hours contract may come to an end, after business secretary (UK) Vince Cable ordered a "fact finding" exercise into their use by businesses and public sector organisations.

According to official figures, around 200,000 people are currently employed on the contracts which put workers on

 

CIPD say 'Dads are in no rush to stay home with Baby'

The government may be introducing a system of shared parental leave in 2015, but it may find parents do not opt in if current extended paternity leave take-up is anything to go by.

New figures released by the TUC suggest that only one out of every 172 fathers are taking advantage of existing additional paternity leave.  Under the provision new dads can take up to 

 
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