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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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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Snow days! What are your rights as an employer if your employee cannot work due to adverse weather?

It It isn’t too often in the UK that we are hit by inclement weather, but when we are it can have a devastating impact on business due to the

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Employment Law issues to keep your eye on during 2018

It is hard to believe that we are already two months into 2018: where exactly does the time go? 2017 was a very busy year for employment law and 2018

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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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Staff on ‘stand by’ could be classed as ‘working time’

In Ville de Nivelles v Matzak, the ECJ has held that time spent by firefighters where they are on “stand by” at home, but can be required to report for

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Discrimination law and the rights of pregnant women and new mothers

The BBC news has today reported on how Sarah Rees was discriminated against on the grounds of pregnancy and maternity, and by looking at the findings from the YouGov survey

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A warning for employers using CCTV to monitor staff at work…

Early this year, the European Court on Human Rights found that an employer was in breach of the right to privacy due to covert surveillance at work. In this case

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