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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Meet Claire Catton; our new Junior Employment Law Advisor

As we celebrate our 15th anniversary in business this month, we are delighted to introduce to you Claire Catton, who has joined us as Junior Employment Law Advisor. Claire will

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The 2018 World Cup

ACAS have published some guidance on how to manage potentially difficult situations throughout the course of the World Cup, which takes place between 14 June – 15 July 2018. If

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GDPR and Employee Monitoring

Privacy and Data Protection is big news with the GDPR coming into force on 25th May 2018. Not a subject most of us can get too excited about but, with

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Choosing the Best Safety Vest for the Job

When it comes to buying safety vests safety managers and procurement departments have an overwhelming number of choices. This is great, since a wide selection improves the chances that your

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Automatic Unfair Dismissal and Pregnancy Discrimination

What should you do if you decide to dismiss an employee only to then discover they are pregnant before the dismissal has been communicated? In the case of Really Easy

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Howarths FD Tracey Hopkins discusses technology in HR at The Yorkshire Post round-table

Back in February, our finance director, Tracey Hopkins, was invited as an expert guest to a roundtable event held at The Yorkshire Post offices in Leeds. Chaired by deputy business

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Howarths health and safety team to help Hull brewery triple its production levels

We’re delighted to be working with Hull-based independent brewery, Atom Brewing, to provide ongoing health and safety support as owners Allan Rice and Sarah Thackray look to triple their production

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Noise in the Workplace – what are the legal requirements?

How many times do bulletins come through from various sources identifying that yet another business or director has been prosecuted for failing to comply with even the most basic of

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We’re all going on a summer holiday!

The country has shut down as everyone jets off on their summer holidays, seeking out sun, sea and (I don’t like sand so…) ice cream! We all know that employees

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