What is the Basis on which the British Armed Forces is Exempt from Disability & Age Discrimination?

Legisation The British Armed Forces are exempt from the age related provisions of the Article 13 EC Employment Directive 2000 (Employment Directive 2000/78/EC). This allows Member States to provide that the Directive, insofar as it relates to discrimination on the grounds of disability and age, shall not apply to service in the Armed Forces. The… Read More

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Employment Interview Questions (For Fitness Businesses)

Introduction An employment interview, whether using a structured or unstructured format, is an important element in the recruitment and selection process – with it usually being the first time you will have met the candidate face-to-face. It is also important to have consistency regarding the questions you ask each candidate so that you can compare… Read More

Tweeting is a Work Concern

Examples of employees being reprimanded for ill-advised tweets are common, such as the Bristol stockbroker sacked for tweeting: “Think I just hit a cyclist. But I’m late for work so had to drive off lol.” But the assumption that personal tweets that do not mention the tweeter’s employer are ‘safe’ is wrong, says Andrew Brown… Read More

Follow the (Paternity) Leader

The influence of peers could play an important role in the take up of social programmes. However, estimating peer effects has proven challenging given the problems of reflection, correlated unobservables, and endogenous group membership. The researchers overcome these identification issues in the context of paid paternity leave in Norway using a regression discontinuity design. In… Read More

Data Protection & Subject Access Requests

From 01 December 2014 it will be a criminal offence for an employer to require people to use their subject access rights under (Section 56 of) the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) to provide certain records as a condition of employment. Section 56 prevents: Employers from requiring people to use their subject access rights under… Read More