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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.

School run teacher wins discrimination appeal over punctuality

School run teacher wins discrimination appeal over punctuality

Posted on 12th July 2018

Freelance teacher Paula Bradley (no relation) worked for the London School of English.  The school required all employees to be at work 15 minutes before class start time, which was typically 9.00am.  Ms Bradley was unable to make the 8.45am start time because she had to take her own child to school.

Phew it's Scorcher!! Can we go home now??

Phew it's Scorcher!! Can we go home now??

Posted on 25th June 2018

That capricious thing the British Summer looks set to shine on us and send temperatures soaring in the coming days.  We often hear it said that there’s no better place to live and work than the UK when the weather is nice.  But, that doesn’t stop many of us asking – is it too hot for work? Or, Can we knock off early?  As a business owner, you may have the answers because you can decide how to proceed. 

Never a Dull Moment

Never a Dull Moment

Posted on 29th March 2018

We love the varied nature of our job because every day is different and every situation is unique because it will refer to a particular business.  Even situations that look similar on paper will be different in practice because our guidance will help business owners manage in the way they want to and not in prescriptive, one size fits all manner.

Happy 8th Birthday Pennine Business Partners

Happy 8th Birthday Pennine Business Partners

Posted on 25th February 2018

Happy 8th Birthday Pennine Business Partners!  25th February 2018 marks the 8th birthday of Pennine Business Partners which we think is cause for celebration.