Why Are Risk Assessments So Important?

National Stress Awareness Day

Stress is, unfortunately, becoming more and more widespread in our day to day life, this is especially true in the workplace. Managing your health and safety can add to this stress, especially if you don’t have the knowledge and experience to back this up with. THSP have designed an interactive Risk Assessment Builder which can help take some of this stress away.

Monitoring Communications Barbulescu v Romania

Monitoring Communications Barbulescu v Romania

Back in 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held that a worker in Romania who had been dismissed for his personal use of the internet at work had not been dismissed unfairly because of the employer’s monitoring of his internet usage.

Mr Barbulescu had sent messages to his brother and fiancée via his work-related Yahoo account. He later argued that, by monitoring his use of the internet and by using his Yahoo messages in disciplinary proceedings, his employer had breached his right to respect for private life and correspondence.

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You know those buttons at places like airports and service stations that customers can press to show that they feel happy, unhappy, or indifferent about the service they have received? Well, it seems that Sports Direct has implemented something similar to discover how staff feel about the working conditions at one of its warehouses.

Race Discrimination Kansal v Tullett Prebon Plc

Race Discrimination Kansal v Tullett Prebon Plc

Mr Kansal was northern Indian, Punjabi in origin and a UK national. He brought nine specific complaints of direct discrimination against his employer.

Two of those complaints made it to the EAT. The first was that he had been sidelined and excluded from transactions; he had been left out of pitches. The second was that he had been told that he could no longer work from home.