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Forecast40 for Laura Crane

Forecast40 for Laura Crane

Posted on 15th August 2019

To mark the landmark year that Laura Crane would have celebrated her 40th Birthday we have partnered with the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust to create a prediction challenge that’s easy to enter and we hope will be fun to play.

Emma Watson supports sexual harassment at work legal advice line

Emma Watson supports sexual harassment at work legal advice line

Posted on 13th August 2019

Harry Potter star Emma Watson this week announced the launch a free legal helpline for women suffering sexual harassment at work. This serves as a timely reminder to employers to take any complaints of bullying and harassment seriously.  

17k unfair dismissal award following complete failure of investigation

17k unfair dismissal award following complete failure of investigation

Posted on 2nd July 2019

Complete failure at investigation stage leads to unfair dismissal award

An employment tribunal has recently made an award of £17,339 for unfair dismissal to a supervisor who sent “I’m going to tickle you till you pee” message to 17 year old female colleague.

People Manager or Bully?

People Manager or Bully?

Posted on 12th June 2019

Performance Management or Workplace Bullying?

It’s surprising how often we see managers being accused of bullying when trying to manage employee performance.  There really should be no confusion between the two activities:

The Hidden Cost of Employment Tribunals

The Hidden Cost of Employment Tribunals

Posted on 5th April 2019

No one wants an employment issue to escalate into a dispute that leads to a tribunal claim.  They are often a result of a catastrophic break down in trust, communication and understanding between employer and employee – and they are very stressful for all concerned.

Our Red Letter Day

Our Red Letter Day

Posted on 25th February 2019

25th February is a Red Letter Day for us because it’s our birthday.  Pennine Business Partners was formed on this day in 2010 so we are nine years old today!