Can I be sacked while on sick leave?

The occasional absence from work for sickness in inevitable. This will usually be accepted by your employer and may be paid or not paid. Unfortunately, long periods of employee sick leave can cause significant problems for businesses, which may leave… Read on

Gender discrimination in the workplace

Unfortunately, gender discrimination is still relatively common in the workplace. So, what is gender discrimination and what can you do about it if you think you have suffered discrimination? What is gender discrimination? The law provides that men and women… Read on

Mental health discrimination at work

Mental health issues are often in the headlines. But if you’re battling with your own mental health issues, you may well feel isolated and alone. Mental health illness can have a profound effect on your ability to work, socialise and… Read on

What are parents’ rights for flexible working?

The right to request flexible working is now available to any employee who has been employed by their employer for at least 26 weeks, regardless of whether they are parents or not (this was not the case when the right… Read on

Can I sue my employer for not paying me?

The issue of unpaid wages will undoubtedly cause a large amount of stress and inconvenience to an employee. You can bring a claim against your employer in an employment tribunal if: You haven’t been paid at all; for work you… Read on

Treated unfairly at work while pregnant

Nothing sours the joy of expecting a child more than realising you’ve been treated unfairly at work because of your pregnancy or worrying that you might be discriminated against as a result of sharing your happy news with work colleagues. … Read on

What are your rights with no contract of employment?

There may come a time at work when you need to check the precise terms of your contract of employment. This could be because a dispute has arisen between you and your employer, you want to check your entitlements because… Read on

Advantages and disadvantages of flexible working

All employees (whether they have children or not) have a legal right to request flexible working, once they have worked for their employer for at least 26 weeks.  Being able to work flexibly may, at first glance, appear to be… Read on

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