As an employer you must be careful not to discriminate against someone because they have a disability. However, what about someone who has a medical condition which isn’t severe enough to amount to a disability under the law?
When the weather gets extreme it must be made clear who takes the final decision in terms of when and if people should continue to work. The five stages of risk assessment should be applied, and a decision made by a competent person.
Health and safety and the often-perceived industry red tape can be viewed by some businesses as an expense and a hinderance. This isn’t helped by the ridiculous stories doing the rounds about schools banning conkers and sports days over health and safety concerns.
“Do I need a policy when my team are all subcontractors? How many employees does a company need before a written health and safety policy is required, and what must this include?”
All UK employers have to put workers meeting certain criteria into a workplace pension scheme and pay minimum employer pension contributions.
All employers have to allow workers to have a 24-hour rest period every seven days under European Law. But what does that actually mean?
Usually employers are worried about their investigations not being detailed enough. However, in the case of NHS 24 v Pillar the question was whether the investigation was too thorough!
In the first ever class action for a data breach in the UK, the High Court has found that WM Morrisons Supermarkets PLC was vicariously liable for a deliberate disclosure of personal data.
Employers need to stay on the right side of the immigration rules.
A worker is protected from detriment or dismissal under UK whistleblowing laws if he or she discloses information in the reasonable belief that it is made in the public interest.