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Returning to work after maybe a year or more out of the workplace on maternity leave can be daunting. That’s why it is particularly important to understand what your legal rights and entitlements are regarding holidays, promotions and pay, prior… Read on
There are various reasons why an employer might want to suspend an employee, usually in the context of a disciplinary matter. We answer all the questions you may have if you are suspended from work, including whether your employer has… Read on
Most people have heard of equality and diversity but, what does this actually mean? Where did the phrase come from and what are employers’ legal obligations when it comes to ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace? Definition of equality… Read on
As we begin to spend increasing amounts of time working, it should come as no surprise that many people meet their partner at work. Many employers are now beginning to impose regulations surrounding workplace relationships. But what are the relevant… Read on
Each party to an employment contract is entitled by law to a minimum amount of warning if the other party wants to terminate the contract. There are legal notice requirements for both employees and employers, depending on how long the… Read on
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
Unlike many other countries, there is not currently any specific legal right in the UK for workers to take time off when a family member dies – often referred to as bereavement leave. However, this is expected to change, in… Read on
In July 2018, a parliamentary committee published a report on its inquiry into older workers. The committee concluded that the government was not enforcing age discrimination law adequately and that workplace prejudice, unconscious bias and casual ageism are still… Read on
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
Harassment, as defined in the Equality Act 2010 is unlawful. If you can show that you have suffered harassment in the workplace carried out by a colleague, you will be able to bring a claim against your employer. What is… Read on