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If you know or strongly suspect something is occurring at work that is unethical or illegal, and you feel that you must speak up, the law can provide protection. But what happens if a disclosure made by a whistleblower turns… Read on
Employers have a legal duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure equality for disabled people in the workplace, under the Equality Act 2010. This occurs where an employee is classed as disabled under the Equality Act and is placed at… Read on
As an employer you have a duty of care to your staff and third parties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and under common law. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from… Read on
Many employees may assume that how they behave outside work has nothing to do with their employer. While they may be right, there are occasions when misconduct within one’s personal life may have repercussions for their employment, resulting in disciplinary… Read on
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as ‘the furlough scheme’, has been extended until 30 September 2021. The amount of grant available to employers under the scheme will stay the same until 30 June 2021 and reduce thereafter.… Read on
Ageism has repeatedly been found to be the leading form of discrimination in the workplace, affecting both job applicants and workers. Individuals are protected by law against discrimination on the grounds of their age. With the proportion of mature workers… Read on
We are receiving a large number of enquires relating to the coronavirus outbreak. Below is some of the advice we are providing. If you would like us to draw up policy guidelines for your business, or if you are dealing… Read on
The rights of part-time workers can sometimes be overlooked. As a part-time worker, you should not be treated less favourably than a full-time worker. Reasons for working part-time One of the main reasons workers choose the part-time option is to… Read on
As businesses struggle to deal with the fallout from the pandemic, claims made by employees against their employers in respect of unfair treatment are on the increase. Latest figures suggest employers are breaching employment law rules According to the Ministry… Read on
‘Whistleblowing’ or ‘blowing the whistle’ is commonly understood as informing on someone who is doing something they shouldn’t. Under UK law, workers have special protections against detrimental treatment and dismissal when they make a qualifying disclosure of information. Whistle-blowing is… Read on