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HR Zone Members Newswire #126 Innocent? Handling Reaction to An Employee On Bail


HR Zone Members Newswire Issue 126
22 November 2005

1. News in Brief: The week in HR – Why say ‘pay’ on Wednesday
2. The Couch?! Writes its festive wish list
3. What’s the answer? Constructive dismissal?
4. Any Answers answered: Changing bank hols, mail marketing HR
5. Any Answers: continuity of service for casual workers

Editor’s note
Keith Stuart has posted a dilemma that would test the resolve of
any HR professional. An employee has admitted liability for an
accident that occurred outside of work causing the deaths of
three people. Two other members of staff are acting as witnesses
for the prosecution. The employee would like to return to work
until the hearing but the witnesses feel uncomfortable working
with him. What should Keith do and is there any relevant case
law that may help? Add to this fascinating debate on the way
forward at:


Annie Hayes MCIPD
mailto:[email protected]

Welcome new members
This week, HR Zone welcomes members from the following
organisations, among others, to the site:

Orchard House Foods Ltd; BTL; Accor Services; Christie Hospital
NHS Trust; Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; Tortue Rouge
Ltd; Performance Unlimited; West Sussex County Council; The
Odyssey Group; Audley Travel; Glasgow City Council; Icera Inc.

Croner’s A-Z Guide to Managing People – Plus 8 Page Newsletter
Croner’s A-Z Guide to Managing People enables you to ensure that
line managers are compliant with the law as it applies to HR.
Covering over 130 subject areas – from Contract Terms to Wages
Councils – Croner’s A-Z Guide to Managing People is an
invaluable reference source for anybody who has to deal with HR
issues on a daily basis.
Plus 8 page newsletter. More …

Any Answers Answered
Catch up on the latest answers supplied by members at ‘Any
Answers’ and reflect on the issues at hand:

Changing bank holidays
Keith Luxon
Provides guidance on the legalities of changing bank holiday
dates to ensure consistency between two locations.

Mail marketing HR
Euphrosene Labon
Gets members’ views on how to attract the attention of HR via a
mail marketing campaign.

Data Protection on application forms
Iain Young
Offers some Data Protection wordage.

Lifesaving advice for drivers in free guide from Alphabet
With driving now known to be one of the greatest hazards facing
employees, Alphabet is offering all employers free copies of its
driver guide, ‘Drive alert Arrive alive’. It provides practical
guidance for your business drivers to remember on anticipating
traffic hazards, winter driving, and the use of mobile phones in

Share your views
Catch-up with the latest questions being asked by the community
and add your answers at:

Enrico is looking for any pointers on how to construct a focus
group that will address the barriers preventing female career

Do casual workers have any rights to continuity of service?

Karen Beardsley welcomes any information on the British Home
Stores-v-Burchell case.

Read all the latest questions and add your own:

98% of Workers have to Deal with Difficult People.
Reveals a recent survey commissioned by top UK training provider
PTP. Click for results.

Members’ corner
What’s the answer? Constructive dismissal?
This week Helen Badger, employment law expert, Browne Jacobson
and Nicholas Snowden, senior solicitor at Clarkslegal LLP
present their ideas on whether a case of ‘bumping’ justifies a
constructive dismissal claim.

News in Brief: The week in HR – Why say ‘pay’ on Wednesday
Catch up on the week in HR including: labour market figures are
a mixed bag, why Wednesday’s boss is best and how ‘thank you’
goes a long way.

The Couch?! Writes its festive wish list
Wishing upon a star is not just for kids it seems as a new
survey reveals that employees are not to be fobbed off with a
bottle of wine and a box of choccies after all.

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