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ITV News Meridian Interview On Weight Discrimination


Following my interview with ITV News Meridian on weight discrimination, I set out below my interview questions together with my full response to those questions. Please contact me if you would like further guidance or need help managing an obese worker. How easy is it at the moment for people to take legal action against [...]

ITV News Meridian Interview On Weight Discrimination2023-08-29T13:50:29+01:00

Personal Relationships At Work


Personal relationships at work can damage an employer's reputation In May 2023 Phillip Scofield was forced to leave ITV after he admitted that he had lied to his bosses and work colleagues about his relationship with a junior member of staff previously employed by the television broadcaster. This was a high-profile incident which led to [...]

Personal Relationships At Work2023-06-30T13:23:49+01:00

Flexible working is here to stay and more important than ever


What’s the current position on flexible working rights? On 5 December 2022, the Government announced that the right to request flexible working will be extended to all employees from day one of employment eliminating the requirement to have 26 week’s service. This is part of a package of measures under the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) [...]

Flexible working is here to stay and more important than ever2023-06-15T18:13:55+01:00

Equality, Diversity, And Inclusion Is Good For Staff And For Businesses


Taking equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) seriously in the workplace has huge benefits for both staff and businesses. It allows staff to reach their full potential and in turn to be rewarded for their contribution and achievements. It gives businesses a better opportunity to attract and retain the best talent leading to greater innovation, creativity, [...]

Equality, Diversity, And Inclusion Is Good For Staff And For Businesses2023-03-20T17:04:15+00:00

Guidance For Employers On Managing Conflicting Beliefs


Managing conflicting beliefs in the workplace All employees have protection from discrimination because of their religious or philosophical beliefs as this is one of the nine “protected characteristics” under the Equality Act 2010. Employers may find that they are faced with employees who hold conflicting and protected beliefs. This clash of rights is not a [...]

Guidance For Employers On Managing Conflicting Beliefs2022-10-03T15:10:21+01:00

Managing Employees With Long Covid


Managing Employees with Long Covid - Is it the next great unknown? You may have heard my interview last week on BBC Radio Kent about how to handle employees with Long Covid. It’s certainly a hot topic at the moment and is likely to have a significant impact on workforce management. Here are a few [...]

Managing Employees With Long Covid2022-08-01T12:04:02+01:00

The Rise of Indirect Sex Discrimination Claims


Flexible working requests The post-pandemic workplace is of course very different, and we are all still learning to handle the ‘new normal’. One of the key developments has been the significant increase in flexible, hybrid and homeworking. These changes are very likely to lead to a corresponding increase in indirect sex discrimination claims from women [...]

The Rise of Indirect Sex Discrimination Claims2022-07-07T15:44:44+01:00

Staff at P&O Ferries – Know Your Redundancy Rights


Staff at P&O Ferries - Know Your Redundancy Rights Today P&O Ferries told 800 of their staff via a video call that they were being made redundant with immediate effect. This was understandably met with outrage as it became clear that the crew were being replaced by agency staff. Almost Certainly Unfair Suggests Redundancy Solicitor [...]

Staff at P&O Ferries – Know Your Redundancy Rights2022-04-29T10:29:16+01:00

Hybrid Working


Hybrid Working – Is It Here To Stay And What Are The Consequences For Employers? Before the Covid-19 pandemic there were an estimated 18% of employees in the UK doing some form of homeworking with only 2% working mainly from home. Now at least 37% of employees are regularly working from home with 22% always [...]

Hybrid Working2022-03-14T11:17:49+00:00

The Right to Disconnect


What is the right to disconnect and what is the UK doing about it? Despite Covid restrictions lifting allowing workers to return to the workplace, just 1 in 5 businesses aim to bring workers back into the office for five days a week. With the lines between work and home life becoming increasingly blurred due [...]

The Right to Disconnect2022-01-24T14:52:29+00:00
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