Following the removal of tribunal fees, ACAS’ early conciliation is in high demand. Early conciliation is mandatory and ensures that an employee tries to resolve any workplace dispute before lodging a tribunal claim. In 2018, tribunal proceedings were avoided in nearly three quarters of early conciliation cases.
Employers are not allowed to discriminate against workers on the grounds of their religion or religious beliefs. In Page v NHS Trust Development Authority, the Employment Appeal Tribunal looked at whether an employee can be fairly dismissed for the way he expresses his beliefs, rather than the beliefs themselves.
A new LinkedIn report has looked at the language used in job adverts and found that certain things can deter a potential applicant from applying. The survey of more than 1000 employees and 250 recruitment managers found that more than half of women would be put off by an advert describing the workplace as 'aggressive', compared with only a third of men.
Restrictive covenants are clauses in employment contracts which protect a legitimate business interest by restricting what the employee can do both during and after their employment. The clause must be reasonable – but what is reasonable?
Remote working, communication technologies and social media can all blur the lines between home and work, professional and personal lives. With many colleagues also ‘friends’ online, inappropriate conduct on social media can easily have consequences in the workplace.
Agency workers who are employed for more than 12 weeks receive the same basic terms and conditions of employment as permanent staff. Does this mean an agency worker can use the regulations to insist on the same hours as a permanent employee?
Following the HSE’s 2018 update to EH40, we have seen the introduction and revision of Workplace Exposure Limits for 31 substances.
Opportunities face-to-face with main contractors and public sector buyers.
The 3 Counties Business Expo
This spring The Bath Business Expo 2018, one of the largest general business exhibitions and networking opportunities in the region.
Come and discuss work opportunities face-to-face.
The South West Construction Summit will bring together the regional construction industry.