But where do employers stand in all this? We may well like the idea of our workforce spending the day with their families around the TV marking this important constitutional moment, but how do we ensure the impact on our business operation is minimal? We had two additional bank holidays last year and the prospect of another […]
With anti-bullying week coming up on the 15th of November, it is disturbing to see how such well-known organisations can still get it so wrong. Not only has it been proven that racial harassment and bullying took place within Yorkshire Cricket Club, but the handling of the investigatory process has also been disastrous.
As menopause in the workplace is becoming a much-discussed topic, it is essential that employers are aware of it, in order to help individuals who are experiencing it. Failing to protect individuals who are experiencing menopause can have serious consequences for employers. In particular, it may lead to unfair dismissal claims and claims relating to […]
Many employers will be surprised to learn of a recent Employment Tribunal decision that an employee who was dismissed when he was caught smoking and drinking outside a pub whilst on sick leave had was unfairly dismissed and entitled to compensation.
International Women’s Day recognises and celebrates women’s achievements but also acknowledges the challenges they continue to face. Thankfully, more women are now confident addressing inequality and will continue to #ChooseToChallenge to prove it is possible for women to be equal both in society and in the workplace.
What is TUPE? TUPE – which stands for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations are rules designed to protect employees when there is a “relevant transfer”. A “relevant transfer” is when there is a transfer of a business which retains its identity, or there is a new service provider replacing a previous service […]
As Pride month comes to an end and communities across the world continue to strive for equal rights and status, now is the time for everyone to acknowledge the importance of diversity and inclusion. Employers too should look carefully at the role equality plays within their workplace. Offering equal opportunities to all is considered in […]
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