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…
You might think that your health and safety is covered because you’ve got some paperwork, but if an accident occurred at your workplace and you were taken to court, would that paperwork be enough to protect you, or even worse, would it be used against you?
Mental Health has become the hottest topic in the industry with the number of sufferers increasing year-on-year at an alarming rate.
Over 450 construction workers committed suicide in 2016 and statistics now show that each day, two construction workers take their own life. That is an increase of circa 165% in just two years.
It is easy when we see the words “mental health” to assume it just means illness or problems, but the truth is that we all have mental health.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term used to describe a number of illnesses affecting the lungs, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.