What are reasonable adjustments at work?

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

Covid hygiene in the workplace

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

COVID-19: advice for employers

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

COVID-19: advice for employees during the pandemic

We are receiving a large number of enquiries relating to the Coronavirus outbreak. If you are an employee whose employment has been affected you may be feeling particularly vulnerable. You should already be following government advice about symptoms and what… Read on

Whistleblowing and COVID-19

Whistleblowers have an important role to play in ensuring that businesses and other organisations treat their employees fairly and do not break the rules. With numerous changes being introduced to cope with the pandemic and a multitude of new safety… Read on

Can you be sacked for being off sick?

An employer is entitled to dismiss an employee for sickness in certain circumstances, provided they first follow an appropriate procedure. If an employer is too quick to dismiss someone who is off work due to illness, then the individual might… Read on

Ill health dismissal: does the ACAS Code apply?

The ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures does not apply where someone is dismissed from work purely due to ill health. This means employers can dismiss someone for sickness without following the process recommended in the ACAS… Read on

Can I sue my employer for work-related stress?

Sometimes, it seems like there is a stress epidemic going on as the pressures of modern life cause more and more people, in all walks of life and of all ages, to report feelings of stress.  The impact of this… Read on

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