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An Employee’s Right to be Accompanied: What Employers Need to Know

An Employee's Right to be Accompanied: What Employers Need to Know All employees have a legal right to be accompanied to meetings in certain circumstances, and this applies regardless of...

Health & Safety Post Covid: Be Complacent at Your Peril

Health & Safety Post-Covid – Be Complacent at Your Peril As all Covid government rules and restrictions are removed, the phrase we hear so often from small and medium-sized business...

Conducting Staff Appraisals

Conducting Staff Appraisals Many small business owners aren’t too excited by the idea of conducting staff appraisals. There’s often a pre-conception that delivering a staff appraisal is a process to...

Long-Covid symptoms found to constitute a disability

Long-COVID symptoms found to constitute a disability An employment tribunal has determined that an employee with long COVID symptoms was disabled within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality...

Strikes: A summer of discontent

Strikes: A summer of discontent Now is the summer of our discontent…strikes in the rail industry have been followed by strikes and the threat of strikes in aviation, legal, education,...

Race Discrimination in the Workplace

Race discrimination in the Workplace You would be hard pressed to find someone who does not know that it is against the law to discriminate against employees on grounds of...

Occupational Health: What is it good for?

Occupational Health: What is it good for? With sickness absences at a 10-year high, employers face challenges on a number of fronts such as increased rates of burnout, the impact...

Addressing the impact of the Menopause

Addressing the impact of the Menopause Research commissioned by menopause specialists, Health & Her, has found that 10% of women leave the workforce due to the menopause and one in...

Proposal to ban employers preventing employees having a second job

Proposal to ban employers preventing employees having a second job You may recall in 2015, the Government banned the use of exclusivity clauses in zero-hour contracts. On the 9th May,...

Dealing with an employee with body odour

Dealing with an employee with body odour Having a conversation with an employee about an issue as personal and sensitive as body odour can be very difficult. It is something...