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Redundancy Dismissals – Getting It Right

An ACAS online survey of more than 2,000 British businesses during September 2020 asked about the likelihood of their organisations making redundancies between September and December. Over a third of businesses (37%) thought it likely. More surprisingly almost a quarter of businesses stated that they were unaware of their legal obligations to consult with affected [...]

Redundancy Dismissals – Getting It Right2020-11-15T19:02:29+00:00

Working from home after Covid-19 – Key Points For Employers

Following the further relaxing of the government’s lockdown restrictions and with most businesses now permitted to re-open (subject to compliance with social distancing rules), it is important for employers to know their rights and to keep up to date with their obligations towards their employees, particularly those working from home during the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. [...]

Working from home after Covid-19 – Key Points For Employers2020-11-15T19:04:03+00:00

FAQs On Furlough Leave

Furlough Leave Due to the economic impact of Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the government has introduced a new scheme, called the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to help employers to pay for part of the wages of employees who are to be temporarily laid off or given what has now been called ‘furlough leave’. Under the scheme, [...]

FAQs On Furlough Leave2020-04-07T14:13:49+01:00

FAQs On Coronavirus – Guidance For Businesses And Their Employees

FAQs on Coronavirus Can I send an employee home who insists they are well but are displaying Coronavirus symptoms? There are two aspects at play here. Firstly, your duty to so far as is reasonably practicable to protect the health and safety of your staff. Secondly, whether you have an express right to require the [...]

FAQs On Coronavirus – Guidance For Businesses And Their Employees2020-03-18T15:05:51+00:00

Coronavirus – What Should I Do As An Employer?

Coronavirus - What Should I Do? According to the latest news reports Coronavirus or COVID-19 is very likely to spread widely in the UK as it has already done so in China, Iran and now Italy. At the time of writing this blog 79 people in Italy had died from the virus and all its [...]

Coronavirus – What Should I Do As An Employer?2020-04-07T10:10:22+01:00

Ethical Veganism

Now a Philosophical Belief Protected by Discrimination Laws An employment tribunal has held that an employee who believed in ethical veganism should be protected against discrimination by ruling that his belief amounted to a philosophical belief protected under the Equality Act 2010. For a philosophical belief to be a “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act [...]

Ethical Veganism2020-01-14T11:18:06+00:00

Changes To Employment Law – Is Your Business Ready For 2020?

Brexit or not, in 2020 UK businesses will need to be ready to comply with a raft of important new changes to employment law. These changes will give employees new rights which all employers are required to follow. Let’s look at the key changes to take effect from 6 April 2020 so you can start [...]

Changes To Employment Law – Is Your Business Ready For 2020?2020-03-06T16:34:36+00:00

Zero-hours contracts. In this blog we look at some of the practical considerations and potential pitfalls of using these types of contracts.

A zero-hours contract is a type of contract used by employers under which a worker or employee has no set hours of work. There is no obligation on the employer to guarantee any hours of work and the employee is paid only for the work that is done. The House of Commons Briefing Paper (published [...]

Zero-hours contracts. In this blog we look at some of the practical considerations and potential pitfalls of using these types of contracts.2020-01-14T14:24:12+00:00

To vape or not to vape, that is the question. What is the current law on smoke-free workplaces and how should employers now deal with electronic cigarettes?

On 16 July 2019, a US company called, Ignite launched its UK sales of cannabidiol (or CBD), a legal bi-product of Cannabis, which can be used in electronic cigarettes. With increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes or “vaping” and the expectation that CBD will only increase its popularity, employers are advised to decide sooner rather than [...]

To vape or not to vape, that is the question. What is the current law on smoke-free workplaces and how should employers now deal with electronic cigarettes?2020-01-14T14:24:48+00:00

Stress in the workplace. What are the issues and what should employers do to mitigate them?

With recent press coverage focusing on millennials in the workplace and their inability to cope with the pressures of work, it’s more important than ever for employers to be aware of their legal obligations and how to manage this growing problem. In this short blog we look at the steps that can be taken by [...]

Stress in the workplace. What are the issues and what should employers do to mitigate them?2019-05-31T10:52:15+01:00
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