Ethical veganism is a “philosophical belief” and protected by the Equality Act 2010.
“There is no requirement for employers to close their workplace during a flu pandemic.”
When a workplace incident occurs, read about the immediate steps to take.
Rebecca Torrey discusses how to conduct a successful workplace investigation.
A member of staff at Charlton Athletic has reportedly had to ask HR for permission to eat a packet of crisps at their desk, according to news reports.
A forthcoming ban on cold-callers who try to scam people out of their pension savings will include emails and texts, the government has announced.
Christina Morton: Pimlico Plumbers – Legal battle for workers’ rights continues at the Supreme Court
The announcement last week of Pimlico Plumbers’ decision to appeal to the Supreme Court over the employment status of one of its plumbers, Mr Smith, was widely expected, not least because of extensively publicised comments made by Pimlico Plumbers founder, Charlie Mullins, to the effect that the Court of Appeal reached the wrong decision in the case.
New research from identity data intelligence specialists GBG has revealed a startling amount of HR professionals (41 per cent) are struggling to keep up with ever-changing legislation.
A Spanish civil servant has been fined €27,000 (£21,000) after not going to work for ‘at least’ six years.
New online guides to help combat the exploitation of migrant workers, so that everyone is treated fairly has been launched by the TUC. The guide titled Working in the UK is available in 13 languages, including Polish, Bulgarian and Romanian.
Legal highs imitate the effects of illegal drugs when consumed but are not actually illegal themselves, although some are thought to be just as dangerous and damaging. They are also known as psychoactive substances. Last year there were 129 deaths in England, Scotland and Wales due to legal highs.
With the rulings from the European Court of Human Rights on the four UK religious discrimination cases being widely reported, experts have responded by delivering their opinions on the verdicts. Alex Bearman, Partner, Russell Cooke LLP, said: “The significance of this judgment for employers is that it is now likely to be very difficult to…
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill currently going through Parliament will change the UK’s whistleblowing legislation. The much-criticised loophole that allows disclosures made in relation to a breach of an employee’s own employment contract to become protected looks set to be closed. The Bill proposes to amend the current requirements so that disclosures must be…
Eversheds comment: European Court to review whether an inability to work full-time could be a disability
It is a number of years since the interpretation of “disability” under European law was last scrutinised closely, the issue having been reasonably well settled since 2006 when the European Court clarified that “sickness” is not “disability” for the purposes of the applicable Directive. However, a Danish case due to be heard by the Court…
Following an initial pilot, today sees the roll-out of the new Fee for Intervention (FFI) guidelines (1 October 2012), which are set to have significant financial implications for businesses. The highly debated FFI regime will allow the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to recover its investigation costs from businesses. This fee will apply when a…