When Employment Tribunal fees were introduced, with effect from 29 July 2013, there was an immediate drop in the number of claims made. Last month The Supreme Court has said that the law imposing fees prevents access to justice and is therefore unlawful. The Government will now stop charging fees and will reimburse the fees […]
In the run up to the BAFTAs I have been watching a lot of films lately – Birdman and Foxcatcher being the most recent two. Both films have extremely interesting plots and characters: Michael Keaton plays Riggan Thomas, a former movie star most famous for playing ‘Birdman’, who has written, directed and starred in his […]
Why am I unable to have a difficult conversation? It’s because I see them every day! An article in the Financial Times further raises the question of why it is difficult for managers and colleagues to engage in a difficult conversation. The article discusses how even the most skilled managers or entrepreneurs, are unable to […]
I recently returned to the UK from delivering two training courses on employment and workplace conflict, first in Nigeria and then in Hungary. The course focuses on opening up avenues of communication and respect in the workplace. Both weeks were immensely enjoyable, as they usually are, but they really showed how these mediation skills can […]
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