Kate Palmer: Associate Director - Advice
Kate Palmer CIPD BA (Hons) is the Head of Advisory at Peninsula and a member of our senior leadership team. She joined in 2009 from another top company where she was Senior HR Manager.
With a specialist background in facilities management in the NHS (public and private sectors), Kate offers a wealth of employment law experience. She’s an expert negotiator; one notable case was with the NHS’s trade unions over terms and conditions in the Agenda for Change pay system.
Kate brings a drive and a passion for constant improvement to Peninsula; from the service to herself and the team. It’s a big part of what shaped the business into the centre of excellence it is today.
And, with deep knowledge and long-term enthusiasm for employment law, Kate shares her expertise by writing regular columns in major publications like the Huffington Post, the Sun, HR Magazine and more.
Recent Blog Posts By Kate Palmer: Associate Director - Advice
“Help! How do I handle my dramatic employee?”
Kate Palmer, Peninsula’s Associate Director of Advisory, is an expert in employment law. This month, Kate helps Adam, a hair salon owner in Bristol, w... Read More
“I quit!” What to do if an employee resigns
There are some creative resignation stories out there. There’s the waiter who hired a barbershop quintet to sing “I’m quitting my job today” to his bo... Read More
How to write an employee dress code
It all started with a pair of high-heeled shoes. Back in 2016, one of the world’s largest professional services businesses, PricewaterhouseCoopers ... Read More
Should you ban physical contact at work?
Sometimes, being overly familiar with a colleague is more than awkward—it can be sexual harassment. That’s why in the #MeToo era, some employers ar... Read More
One Good Work Plan date you can’t miss
6th April 2020. Add it to your iPhone's calendar. And your Outlook diary. You can even pencil it into your Filofax if you really want to. Why? Beca... Read More
Ramadan: A time for fasting and flexible working?
For 1.6 billion Muslims, Ramadan is a welcome chance to reconnect with religion and family. It’s also a month of nocturnal eating and sporadic slee... Read More
How to manage staff who breastfeed at work
A recent survey of 2,000 breastfeeding mothers found that 56% of them had to do it in unsuitable places at work. 18% of women had to use the staff ... Read More
Time to say goodbye to the employee bonus scheme?
For the first time in 66 years, John Lewis might not be able to pay their staff a bonus in 2019. Five years ago, they awarded staff a 15% bonus on the... Read More
Why flexible working is good for business
Working from home. Late starts. Early darts. Flexible working has become the bargaining chip for businesses looking to attract and keep the best ta... Read More
Protecting vegans at work: your legal duty?
Vegans are used to bad press. But this time, an employment dispute has thrown ethical veganism into the spotlight for a different reason… When J... Read More
Your guide to a drama-free Christmas party
When you sign a cheque to pay for the workplace shindig, you don’t want to see alcohol-sponsored antics that will fuel office gossip. You want your... Read More