The Employment Appeal Tribunal has looked at whether ‘mutuality of obligation’ can exist when someone is entirely free to choose when they work. Mutuality of obligation is where the employer must offer work and the individual must accept it.
Training, or lack of it, affects everyone in organisations from the bottom right to the very top. Last week, a construction boss received a ban from acting as a director following his failure to pay fines totalling £275,000 after pleading guilty to multiple health and safety breaches.
Employee status and ‘umbrella’ contracts. Can an individual employed as ‘bank staff’, with no guaranteed hours, be an ’employee’?
THSP Risk Management would like to take this opportunity to show support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present.
Over the next two weeks HSE Inspectors are focusing on smaller construction sites, be prepared.
Summer is here, with it comes the dangers of working outside in the heat. According to NIOSH working in heat can bring on heat stress injuries and heat stroke, the most serious heat-related disorder.
We all know that the weather affects the construction industry, which was evident with the adverse weather back in February and March putting a hold onto many construction jobs due to the poor weather leading to unsafe working conditions.
The Government Equalities Office has issued new guidance on dress codes and sex discrimination. The guidance follows a high profile case in 2016 when a receptionist was sent home for wearing flat shoes.
Did you know that a belief in climate change can be a ‘philosophical’ belief under the Equality Act? ACAS has issued some helpful new guidance on how to reduce religion and belief discrimination in the workplace.
An employer will not be liable for disability discrimination unless it knew about the employee’s disability (or should have known about it).