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Understanding the duty to make reasonable adjustments

10 September 2018
The term reasonable adjustment is one that is often used when it comes to discussing help for disabled and vulnerable employees in the workplace.But what exactly is meant by a reasonable adjustment...

Long term sick leave

16 August 2018
Dismissing someone on long term sick leave and the risks.When any employee is off work through illness(1)it can and often cause problems for businesses, not only with the increased workload for oth...

When discrimination can be considered acceptable

13 August 2018
Can you ever justify discriminatory behaviour in the workplace? The answer, which may surprise some, is yes.We are all, or at least should be by now, aware of the pitfalls and cost of an employee b...

When challenging unfair treatment pays off in an unexpected way

31 July 2018
After Ali refused to change his working hours the response from his bosses indicated that his time was up with his employer.Ali was part of a Tupe transfer when the large manufacturing company ...

Employment Law Update

20 July 2018
Interim ReliefDoes 'likely' (in the context of the threshold for interim relief under s129(1) ERA 1996) simply mean 'more likely than not'?No, held the EAT in Wollenberg v Global Gaming Ventur...

How to prevent disciplinary problems

25 June 2018
A quiet word can be all that it takes to settle a potential disciplinary matterIn the ideal world all employees would do exactly what is expected and managers would never have cause for concern or ...

Understanding race discrimination

07 May 2018
Indirect DiscriminationWhen a leading coffee chain announced it was closing eight thousand stores in a move intended to tackle race discrimination in the workplace it made headlines worldwide.Starb...

Understanding who is responsible for making reasonable adjustments for a disabled worker

29 April 2018
When an employee needs help there is an expectation that they will ask for it…after all how can an employer be expected to know they are struggling without being informed.But when a worker with a d...

Disability from work for depression

23 April 2018
Managing a disability caused by depression is a challenge that employers should be ready and prepared for.According to research one in three of the UK workforce may have a health and wellbeing issu...

Expectant and new mums facing discrimination in the workplace

01 April 2018
On average more than a thousand women a week are forced to quit work as a result of a pregnancy and maternity discrimination, according to a leading charity.Maternity Action has launched a campaign...

The impact of discrimination in the workplace

26 March 2018
While much has been written about discrimination in the workplace there has not been as much focus on the wide-ranging and devastating ramifications it can have.The consequences of such unlawful be...

What discrimination means

26 February 2018
Understanding discrimination in the workplace At some stage nearly all employers will have to deal with an allegation from a disgruntled member of staff and establishing the exact nature of th...

Race discrimination - Can the single comment in the workplace “go back to Poland” amount to discrimination?

03 January 2018
The answer is yes, and both the Company and responsible Manager were held liable.The recent case at the Employment Tribunal in Liverpool Mr A Nazarczyk v T J Morris Ltd and John Cowley(1) they foun...

performance management meeting

02 January 2018
Failing to hit set targets in work will usually spell trouble for an employee.When it is considered the employee has been issued with previous warnings and still failed to meet expectations, the co...

The importance of keeping up to date with employment law

18 December 2017
It has never been more important for employers to be up to date with ever changing and complex employment law legislation. Many employers may have been lulled into a false sense of security in...

Holiday back pay risks to business

04 December 2017
Another case at the Court of Appeal(1) where the individual is not an employee but is deemed to have ‘worker’ and the case was in relation to holiday pay and what could be carried over if the indiv...

What is the Gender Pay Gap and where are we?

01 December 2017
Campaign groups have said it will take 100 years to close the gap in pay and in some parts of the UK, the gender pay gap is so wide, it is as though women work unpaid from September.The Gender pay ...

Wrongly accused by Manager

29 November 2017
Praying for a miracle when wrongly accused of gross negligenceWhen a manager makes a mistake resulting in you facing disciplinary action the battle to clear your name can feel like an impossible on...

Height Requirement for Police is Indirectly Discriminatory against Women

24 November 2017
Is the Greek government's regulation imposing the same minimum height requirement to join the police of 170 cm for both men and women unjustifiable indirect discrimination?Yes, is the long and shor...

Failure to conduct Risk Assessment for Breastfeeding Mother

10 November 2017
The Claimant was a nurse working in a hospital's accident and emergency unit. She claimed sex discrimination as her employer's risk assessment for her as a breastfeeding worker had concluded, witho...
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