Can my employer tell me what to wear?

It was recently reported that Goldman Sachs is no longer requiring staff to wear a suit and tie and that Virgin Atlantic had abolished a rule requiring female cabin crew to wear make-up. While this suggests a trend of employers… Read on

Can a man bring an equal pay claim?

Equal pay issues reported in the media usually involve women claiming that they are not being paid as much as their male counterparts but, men can also bring equal pay claims by comparing themselves to women who are earning more… Read on

Christmas party cancelled? You are not alone!

Springhouse managing partner, Ben Power spotted a trend this festive season – employers doing away with the staff Christmas party. So if you were denied your annual yuletide entertainment, you were not alone! It’s very unlikely though that staff  have… Read on

What are my rights as a temporary employee?

Many organisations will be taking on temporary, seasonal workers at this time of year and, while many individuals will just be grateful for the opportunity to earn a bit of extra cash, it’s important for employers to ensure that they… Read on

Can employers still set a retirement age?

One of our partners, Katy Meves, was recently asked to answer this questions for the member publication for ICAEW chartered accountants, Economia.  But, whether an employer can set a retirement age for its staff and essentially force people to retire… Read on