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K Maxx employee fired after ‘fight’ over trainers wins tribunal


This is a very interesting retail case in relation to an employee being dismissed over a fight over trainers and failure to obtain professional medical advice when needed. Matthew Pinto-Chilcott MD of Consensus […]

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Do you know the background of your team? – Uber loses licence.


An excellent article written by Emily Burt of People management (25th September 2017) highlights the importance to businesses of robust background of your team checking procedures, after Uber had its licence to operate […]

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Employment Tribunal

Postman wins £22,000 at Employment Tribunal (ET)


This is a recent case that took place at an Employment Tribunal in Manchester on the 3rd – 6th April 2017 concerning a Worker who had requested flexible working back in 2012 to […]

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Disciplinary & Grievance, HR Support, Employment Law

Butchers ‘meal deal’ Award of £6,091.


This is a case, which was recently at an Employment Tribunal (ET) & brought by a former employee for failure to follow the Acas Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures. It highlights the importance of […]

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Why pay the price for ignoring the HR basics?


The Importance of HR Since I started Consensus HR and left big industry it has amazed me the amount of businesses that do not understand the importance of HR in the workplace and […]

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Use of Mobile Phones whilst driving


The use of handheld mobile phones while driving is illegal. It has been since 2003. From 1 March, the penalties for holding and using your phone while driving have increased. It’s now 6 […]

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FA Cup: Wayne Shaw’s pie resignation – Gross Misconduct!


On Monday 20th February 2017 a possible Gross Misconduct incident occurred surrounding Sutton United reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw.   Shaw, who weighs 23st, said he simply wanted to make the crowd laugh towards the end […]

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HR: Sticky Plaster or Strategic Partner?


Too many businesses see HR as a last report – a bandage or sticky plaster to put on when things go wrong and people problems emerge. In fact, HR can add real value to a business, making the most of its most valuable and versatile asset… its people.

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