Dress Codes and Discrimination – Things to consider

The government has recently published new guidelines on how employers can ensure that their dress codes are not discriminatory. The guidance was issued following an inquiry into employer dress codes

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Company Director Jailed

The sole owner and Director of a construction company based in Herefordshire has been sentenced to 8 months in custody after pleading guilty to a health and safety breach that

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Maternity Pay v Shared Parental Pay

If you pay an enhanced level of maternity pay, must you also enhance the level of shared parental pay in order to avoid discrimination? Until recently there have been conflicting

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It’s official: Howarths is the Family Business of the Year 2018!

We’re delighted to officially call ourselves an award-winning business! On Saturday 14th July, we were thrilled to be crowned winners of the Family Business of the Year category at the

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The National Family Business Awards 2018: only 2 weeks to go!

It’s just two weeks until the Howarths team hits London’s Wembley Arena on Saturday 14th July to attend this year’s National Family Business Awards. We’re delighted to be shortlisted in

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Howarths chosen by Overseas Trading Limited for health and safety support

We are delighted to have recently added one of the UK’s leading global discount goods suppliers to our client family. We have been appointed by Castleford-based Overseas Trading Limited (OTL)

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Here Comes Summer!

Whilst the sun and warm weather is a welcome sight for most people, it can pose a serious risk for employees who work outdoors. Employees who works outdoors are at

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When can an employer discipline an employee for sickness absence?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently found that an employer who had issued a warning to an employee following 60 days of absence had discriminated against her because of her

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Is the sunshine waking up the wardrobe?

The weather has been lovely over the past few weeks with the sun shining every day however do you have the dilemma of what is appropriate clothing for work? Do

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Safety Slogans in the Workplace

There’s so much going on in the workplace that it can be hard to keep safety in constant focus. Safety slogans provide powerful messages and reminders that are short and easy to

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