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It is not acceptable to bully someone at work and you do not have to put up with being bullied. Bullying is not actually against the law, but harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010. So, what does… 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
Important new volunteering rights for workers Apart from changing the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) scheme, the Coronavirus Act 2020 has introduced an important new right to emergency volunteering leave for workers. At the time of writing (2 April 2020) the… Read on
When you started work with your current employer, you should have received a copy of your contract of employment. You may also have received (or at the very least been shown) the staff handbook. How do a contract… Read on
The rules surrounding the provision of written particulars, which are complicated enough already, are set to get a whole lot more complicated. Come 6th April this year they will put a number of new duties in place on employers. The… Read on
What amounts to a workplace disciplinary issue? It’s not always easy to define: workplace disciplinary issues will normally concern the conduct, absence or work of you or your colleagues. Your contract of employment or employee handbook should set out what… Read on
The Equality Act 2010 gives all employees the right to be treated fairly at work. That means you should not suffer discrimination in the workplace on grounds of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender … Read on
IR35 – what’s it all about? IR35 refers to rules around off-payroll working. The rules were introduced to tackle tax avoidance. Essentially, if an individual would be an employee of the end client, had they not been providing their services… Read on
Your workplace should be a safe, healthy and happy working environment. However, problems can and do arise at work and, if serious enough, can amount to a work grievance. There is no legal definition of grievances at work, but it… Read on
The UK is due to introduce a brand-new law on 6 April 2020 for parents who have lost a child, entitling them to bereavement leave. What is bereavement leave? Known as ‘Jack’s Law’, the new rules will give parents up… Read on