Maternity leave: what are your employment rights?

When going on maternity leave, many expectant mothers will have questions regarding their rights as an employee. With an abundance of myths surrounding maternity entitlements, it’s no surprise that concerns may arise. In the infographic below, we have highlighted the… Read on

Tips for making a flexible working request

There’s an almost inexhaustible array of arrangements which might be described as flexible working, including job sharing, working from home, compressed hours, term-time working or just changing your hours – it doesn’t always have to mean working part-time. Flexible working… Read on

Can my employer set a dress code?

It was recently reported that Goldman Sachs no longer requires employees to wear a suit and tie. Meanwhile, Virgin Atlantic has abolished a rule requiring female cabin crew to wear make-up. While this suggests a trend of employers relaxing their… Read on

Scope leads the way on disability and wellness reporting

Disability charity Scope is the first organisation to publish its internal disability and wellness report since the government published a new framework intended to support larger employers to record and report voluntarily on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the… Read on

Ramadan: a legal checklist for the workplace

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began in the UK this year on Sunday 5 May and will last until Tuesday 4 June. The exact dates depend upon the lunar cycle and so these change every year. During Ramadan most… Read on

What are protected characteristics?

The term “protected characteristics” comes from the Equality Act 2010. Understanding what the protected characteristics are is important because any discriminatory or harassing behaviour is only unlawful if it is related to a relevant protected characteristic. The definition of protected… Read on