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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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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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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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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Maternity Questions Boom with Royal Baby

Whilst Kate Middleton’s role will be very different to your employees, the spark of the new royal does provide a good time to review your policies and practices to ensure

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Helping the Express Bi-Folding Doors team become confident with HR

Here at Howarths, we enjoy nothing more than sharing our knowledge of all things HR, employment law and health & safety. Well actually, we do; helping others to become more

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Howarths joins forces with Vickers Laboratories for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

We have joined forces with our long-standing client, chemical manufacturer Vickers Laboratories, to highlight the importance of being aware of mental health issues in the workplace, in line with Mental

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Neurodiversity at work

‘Neurodiversity’ is a hot topic at the moment and a relatively new term that refers to people who have dyslexia, autism, ADHD, dyspraxia and other neurological conditions. These are ‘spectrum’

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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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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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