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The menopause and work

15 March 2021
Many employers may have been left asking what can I do? After a study revealed many women hide menopause symptoms at work and will not ask for help. An Opinium survey, commissioned by Vodafone, ...

News 2 - 8 March 2021

12 March 2021
Welcome to the news. Web start by reporting on the removal of the public sector cap on exit payments.(1)   We also highlight a recent EAT decision looking at ‘reasonable steps’ in respect of rac...

Clearing up a disciplinary mess after birthday celebrations

10 March 2021
It’s not uncommon for an employer to confuse what may be a genuine mistake for misconduct  - and it can lead to serious trouble for an employee. Wendy had worked as a cleaner at her local commun...

The use of settlement agreements to resolve workplace disputes in the right way

08 March 2021
It’s always best to settle workplace disputes in the right way, as the manner in which it is done can often attract a lot of attention. Two high profile cases and the resolution to the breakdown...

News 23 February - 1 March 2021

05 March 2021
With the recent announcement of the ‘roadmap’ to guide us all into the dripping sunset of post COVID life, the stories take a decided turn to more family subjects, albeit in many cases still set ag...

Finding the right words to resolve a disciplinary case

03 March 2021
We all like to hear a bit of workplace gossip but there can be situations where things really get out of hand and lead to serious trouble. Spreading malicious rumours about a colleague can be co...

The roadmap out of lockdown and what it will mean for employment

01 March 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on employment and the ramifications will continue to be felt during and after the roadmap out of lockdown. Prime minister Boris Johnson has detaile...

A welcome final destination to an unwelcome trip through the disciplinary process

24 February 2021
When medical sales rep Jesse was threatened with dismissal for failing to report damage to his company vehicle he faced a difficult journey to justice. The serious allegation was levelled agains...

Does landmark court ruling mean a drastic rejig for the gig economy?

22 February 2021
The momentous verdict in the Uber taxi drivers’ case could have far-reaching implications for many self-employed workers employed by app-based platforms. The UK’s Supreme Court ruled that Uber d...

Picking apart a disciplinary case to ensure justice prevails

17 February 2021
Factory supervisor Maria insisted she was firm but fair, while a colleague claimed she was a bully - it was a difference in opinion that left her fighting to save her job. Maria had been in char...

Age old problem of discrimination in the workplace

15 February 2021
Employees are now having to work much longer before retirement and age discrimination remains an issue employers need to be alert to and able to deal with. Age discrimination, often referred to ...

Millions of workers need urgent protection from unfair dismissal

01 February 2021
There are fears that in the coming months more jobs will be lost and one in four workers will not be protected from unfair dismissal. It is reported that about 7.5 million employees began this y...

News 14 - 25 January 2021

29 January 2021
This week’s News begins with the inauguration of new US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris we will watch to see the impact of their influence on future trade and with it employmen...

Is fear forcing employees to work when they should self-isolate

25 January 2021
Job insecurity and financial worries is causing employees to break the law and attend work when they should be self-isolating, according to research. An employee who should be self-isolating s...

Can my employer make me have the Covid vaccine?

18 January 2021
  A question many employees are likely to ask in the coming weeks and months is: can my employer make me have the Covid vaccine? The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has been devastating and c...

New Year but the same challenges to overcome in getting back to work

04 January 2021
The start of a new year has understandably been dominated  by talk of coronavirus (Covid-19) and it is expected to continue to impact on employment in 2021. The highly contagious and deadly viru...

News 4 - 16 December 2020

18 December 2020
This week is the last full round up of Employment News for 2020.  Without wanting to mumble too many over sentimental platitudes I think its fair to say that this year has been filled with Gremlins...

A different kind of office Christmas party

14 December 2020
It’s the time of year when the office Christmas party would usually be the talk of the workplace, but it’s bound to be different this year. Working from home, varying local lockdown restrictions...

A disciplinary process that was a crying shame.

09 December 2020
  Failing to care for a distressed and injured child is one of the most devastating allegations a nursery worker can face. It was an allegation levelled against Sophie when she faced what she b...

New rules for hiring migrant workers

07 December 2020
In the new year freedom of movement between the UK and the European Union (EU) will end and it will have an impact on how employers recruit new staff.On 1 January 2021 a new immigration system will...
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