Parental bereavement law not expected until 2020

There is currently no legal requirement for employers to provide paid time off for parents whose child has died.  The government previously pledged to introduce a new entitlement for parental bereavement leave and pay and, in September 2018, the Parental… Read on

Government to consult on greater parental pay transparency

The government has announced that it will consult on requiring employers with more than 250 staff to publish their parental leave and pay policies, so job applicants can make informed decisions about whether they can combine the role with caring… Read on

Workplace bullying: five things you need to know

The statistics suggest that workplace bullying is an all too common problem, with many cases likely to go unreported as victims suffer in silence. Many workers may not even realise that their treatment could be regarded as bullying, so, what… Read on

Pregnant and employed? Your top three questions answered!

Pregnancy and maternity rights in the workplace are perhaps one of the most misunderstood areas of employment law for employers and individuals alike. As a result, all sorts of myths have grown up over the years. We often get queries… Read on

A quick guide to references

Our quick guide aims to highlight some of the legal issues and requirements relating to references for those giving references, those who are the subject of references and those requesting a reference. For those writing references, read our article: top… Read on

Age discrimination: Ben Power published in The Times law pages

Ben Power’s article “Age discrimination is still the same old problem” was published in the prestigious law pages of The Times newspaper on 2 August 2018. Ben’s article discusses the conundrum of balancing equality for older workers against fairness for… Read on

Ageism in the workplace still rife

A parliamentary committee has published its report on its inquiry into older people in the workplace concluding that the government is failing to adequately enforce age discrimination law and that prejudice, unconscious bias and casual ageism are rife in the… Read on

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