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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 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...

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 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...

Good recovery from ill-informed disciplinary outcome

02 December 2020
What an employer knew and when it knew can be the key in getting justice for an employee subjected to unfair disciplinary action. Following a disciplinary hearing Josie was dismissed for failing...

Tackling mental health concerns while working during lockdown

09 November 2020
A lockdown-related mental health crisis is likely to have serious consequences for employers and work will be needed to combat it.It is feared that restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of cor...

A helping hand to make a good recovery after the sickly feeling of being unfairly dismissed

23 September 2020
An employee can be dismissed for any number of reasons but there are some decisions, such as the one in Dane’s case that can leave you dumbfounded.The medical sales worker was sacked for failing to...

Managing the risk and preventing the spread of deadly coronavirus in the workplace

24 August 2020
In the current climate employers are facing many new and difficult challenges and protecting staff from coronavirus (Covid-19) is of paramount importance.Workplaces have to be safe. Employers must ...

Coronavirus and absence management

08 June 2020
The deadly impact of coronavirus has undoubtedly changed the way we live and it will inevitably impact on absence management in the future.The current government advice is that anyone who has teste...

Disciplinary action adds insult to injury

03 June 2020
Regardless of who we are or what we do for a living sometimes frustration can get the better of us - and in some cases it can lead to serious trouble.Family support worker Gayle’s irritation at her...

How does being off sick work?

01 June 2020
It’s probably a safe bet to say that most of us will not achieve something Jim Owen did during his working life, but the chances are that you’ve never heard of him.The dedicated council surveyor wa...

Detecting and beating bullying in the workplace

13 April 2020
Any form of bullying is completely unacceptable and being able to identify the tactics used by the workplace bully is crucial in being able to tackle it.One person’s firm management is another pers...

Dismissed because of depression

12 February 2020
No consideration of poor mental health in decision to dismissWhat an employer knew and when it knew it can be crucial when an employee challenges a decision to dismiss them.Nursery worker Michelle ...

Understanding an employer’s duty to remove barriers for an employee with a disability

20 January 2020
Employers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments for an employee with a disability, but how much is actually known about what that really means?Reasonable adjustments are changes to the wo...

The importance of an absence management procedure that is fit for purpose

21 October 2019
The ill-effect of sickness absence can hit employers hard and managing it effectively can help to ensure a business stays in good shape.It is where the benefit of having a good absence management p...

How to avoid feeling even worse when having to take time off work sick

14 October 2019
If you are unwell and unable to attend work knowing what to do and what is expected of you can ensure your return to work is a smooth one.The last thing you need when off sick is the added worry ab...

Avoiding the unwanted side effects of calling in sick

17 June 2019
Avoiding the unwanted side effects of calling in sickThere was a time when calling into work sick was straightforward and there was one simple way to do it.With the different ways in which we now c...

Mismanagement of employee’s illness treated with expert intervention

21 May 2019
Mismanagement of employee’s illness treated with expert interventionPoor performance and attendance will always be significant issues for employers and can lead to big trouble for employees.As seri...
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