The recent Grenfell Tower disaster has put the construction industry under the microscope and concerns about asbestos are currently hitting the news.
The #MeToo campaign has put sexual harassment into the spotlight. The original news stories involved high profile public figures.
If an employee is treated unfavourably because of something arising out of their disability, the employer must objectively justify it.
Are care workers who ‘sleep in’ at work entitled to the national minimum wage for the whole of their shift?
The government has decided not to include ‘caste’ as a protected characteristic in the Equality Act 2010. Does this mean that caste discrimination goes unprotected?
Can a belief that only one person holds amount to a philosophical belief?
Normally, an employer must give notice to terminate a contract of employment. Section 97(2) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 allows an employee dismissed without notice to add their statutory notice onto their continuous employment. If an employee is dismissed without notice for gross misconduct, can they add on their statutory period of notice to extend their effective date of termination?
One year ago, THSP launched our Risk Assessment Builder. Since the launch, thousands of unique assessments have been created. The builder has gone from strength to strength and received praise from many of its users. “It is absolutely brilliant, takes the hassle out of doing risk assessments and is totally intuitive to use.” – David…
Most employees appeal against their dismissal if they think the penalty is harsh or unfair. But what happens if that appeal is successful. Does the dismissal vanish?
The holiday season might be ending, but holiday pay remains a hot topic. In Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal looked at whether voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay. Employees should be paid their ‘normal remuneration’ when they take holiday. But is voluntary overtime ‘normal’ pay? This case…