Cancer is listed as a disability under the Equality Act 2010, providing sufferers from protection from discrimination. Employers must also make reasonable adjustments to a cancer sufferer’s job to remove any disadvantage they suffer as a result of their cancer.
12.5 million working days are lost each year as a result of Work-related Stress, costing the UK economy a staggering £5 billion in total. It is the second most commonly reported case of occupational ill health in the UK.
A woman who was paid 33 pence per hour as a domestic worker and was unaware of her right to the national minimum wage has been successful in her claim for constructive unfair dismissal under the Employment Rights Act 1996.
Do you have to reconsider a decision to dismiss an employee if you later find out she is pregnant?
9 million working days are lost each year leading to a total loss to the UK economy of £2 billion in the UK because of Musculoskeletal Disorders, or MSD’s.
The role of Human Resources in disciplinary proceedings continues to be a hot topic. Managers conducting a disciplinary investigation or hearing may need advice from HR. However, HR should confine their advice to technical matters such as the law and procedure.
A recent survey taken by 500 people within the construction industry has highlighted that 32% of those working have never checked an asbestos register before starting work on a new site.
Each year 12,000 workers die from lung diseases caused by inhaling dust, gasses, vapours and fumes within their workplace. This number is 12,000 deaths too many each year! On top of this, there are an estimated 18,000 new cases annually of lung-related illnesses.
As a Director, who and what am I responsible for when it comes to Health and Safety within my company?
This Sport Relief, lets put the nation’s health as one of our main priorities. Bad health can cause your employees to under perform, focusing on your employees’ health and wellbeing is vital to a successful business and leading healthier lives.