Employment

Employers’ obligations around employee stress

The vast majority of people deal with stress at work. Some of us experience more of it than others, but it is certainly present for most of us. Stress is what happens to a person when they are faced with excessive pressure – whether that’s being put on them from work superiors or themselves. Most […]

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Work-related illness

Workplaces can be dangerous. Despite employers having a duty of care to workers, accidents can and do happen. And people get hurt. But some of the most serious causes of work-related health problems aren’t even accidents – they are illnesses caused by exposure to harmful substances, carrying out repetitive actions or even loud noise. These […]

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What to do if you are being harassed at work

When you are at work, you should feel comfortable and ready to take on the day. However, for some people, the office does not represent a safe or happy place – rather, it represents a source of anxiety, fear, and dissatisfaction due to   There are a few reasons why you might feel uncomfortable at […]

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Dealing with Covid claims in the workplace

As lockdown draws to a close and many employees return to the workplace it is vital that employers endeavour to make their workplaces COVID-secure. There has been recent speculation about future claims being made against companies if workers feel that reasonable precautions have not been made to keep the workplace safe. If an individual were […]

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Employment experts predict whistleblower boom

As the national lockdown is eased and millions of Brits ditch home offices for communal workspaces, health and employment experts are voicing concern over the lack of protection in place for vulnerable employees. Under current guidance, all employees able to work from home should do so. But from August 1, employers will be able to […]

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What’s new for employment law in 2020?

Many people expected there to be little or no change to employment law whilst the Government dealt with Brexit. It was thought that employment law would likely fall to the bottom of the legislative agenda whilst the Government dealt with the aftermath of the 2016 referendum. However, on 6 April 2020, several significant changes to […]

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McDonalds CEO sacked after affair with employee

Relationships at work can be a murky area and one of the biggest employment law updates of the past few weeks has been the news that McDonalds has fired its CEO, Steve Easterbrook, for having an affair with a junior employee. McDonalds found that the relationship had been consensual but that Mr Easterbrook had “violated […]

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What impact will Brexit have on employment rights?

The UK is due to leave the European Union (EU) at 23:00 GMT on 31 October 2019. As this momentous date approaches, employment law is just one of the many areas of uncertainty. There is a misconception that most of UK employment law stems from EU law and therefore, the withdrawal of the UK from […]

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What’s changed in employment law of late?

Employment law is central to the UK labour market, with a number of significant changes having been made since the 1970s. Many of these improvements have been implemented in conjunction with EU legislation, creating more favourable conditions for employees at all levels in the workplace. In simple terms, employment law is a broad area that […]

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A guide to workplace compensation claims in the UK

In the UK, all businesses and employers are required to have insurance in case anybody is injured while working. Since your claim is covered by your employer’s insurance, you will not be claiming directly against the employer as long as valid insurance is in place. The following guide will provide answers to many of the […]

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