NEREO serves and represents the 12 local authorities in the North East of England and approximately 80 Advisory Service Members in the broad field of Human Resource Management, Management Practice and Employee Relations.
The North East region covers the geographical areas of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Tees Valley.
Ishaq v London Borough of Ealing
An Employment Tribunal has found that a contract worker who was called an “Asian Monkey” was held to have been racially harassed, and the employer found to have failed to provide effective training to avoid such remarks being made by staff, as well as “woeful failure” to have procedures in place to address complaints of discrimination by contract workers against employees.
Gallop v Newport City Council
The Court of Appeal has held that employers cannot simply rubber-stamp an opinion of an occupational health adviser that an employee is not disabled. They must make their own judgement. The Court also gave useful guidance to employers.
The Government has announced an on-line consultation on zero hours contracts.
Photographs from recent Member Development conference are now available to view.
A new set of requirements affecting business transfers and outsourcing came into force on the 31st January.
The LGPS will change on 1 April 2014. Tyne and Wear Pension Fund is holding employer seminars on Thursday 13 March 2014, at which NEREO will be represented.