Is hot-desking bad for business? Many employers now have open plan offices and hot desking to save space and reduce costs.
An employment tribunal can award compensation for ‘injury to feelings’ if an employee wins their discrimination claim. It is designed to compensate an employee for the upset and anxiety that the discrimination caused
This week the Met office warned that we were likely to face temperatures of over 37⁰C. In light of this, the Environmental Audit Select Committee published a report in July 2018 with a stark warning that in the next 30 years, heat-related deaths could treble unless action is taken.
If an employee wins their unfair dismissal claim, a tribunal can order compensation.
Indirect age discrimination is where a policy that is applied to all employees negatively affects people in a certain age group. An indirectly discriminatory policy can be justified if it is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim
A protected disclosure is when a worker discloses information which they reasonably believe shows some sort of wrongdoing, such as a crime or breach of a legal obligation. The disclosure must be in the public interest, not for personal gain.
I am increasingly being asked, on a daily basis, for pointers about mental health and wellbeing and thought it would be helpful to answer a few of the most common questions that arise.
This week a bulletin crossed my desk from the HSE regarding Dichloromethane (DCM). This is a solvent used in many chemical processes, and on construction projects as an additive in adhesives and as a paint stripper.
Perception discrimination is where an employer discriminates against an employee because they think the employee has a protected characteristic, such as a disability.
There is a lot in the media about these binding ‘gagging clauses’. Settlement agreements are often used to resolve disputes between employer and employee.