Recent Age & Sex Discrimination Case

By |2022-05-10T16:37:04+01:00May 10th, 2022|Employment Law and Regulation|

A middle-aged woman has won an age and sex discrimination case after her male boss shouted she ‘must be in her menopause’. The incident happened at Essex-based pet food store ‘Embark on Raw’ where Leigh Best, who was 52 at the time, had been working as a sales assistant for a year. Owner David

P & O Boss Admits Firings were Unlawful under UK Legislation

By |2022-05-10T16:05:05+01:00May 10th, 2022|Employment Law and Regulation|

It’s fair to say that the recent sacking of 800 staff by P&O Ferries was absolutely shocking and a poor reflection on the Dubai-owned business. The staff were informed on a Zoom call that the 17th of March was their final day of employment with immediate effect, without warning was given on a pre-recorded call

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee & Related Holiday Requests

By |2022-05-10T16:05:34+01:00May 10th, 2022|Employee Contracts, Employment Law and Regulation|

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee & Related Holiday Requests As part of the celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, the late May bank holiday will be moved to Thursday 2 June 2022, with an additional one on Friday 3 June 2022. This change may have practical and contractual implications, and it is vital that employers

Cost of living issues and pay rises

By |2022-03-10T21:17:05+00:00March 10th, 2022|Employee Contracts, Employment Law and Regulation|

The post-pandemic economic climate promises to be a difficult one for employees and businesses across the board, with the cost of living rising dramatically. The latest inflation figures are at 5.5 per cent, with the cost of many things – including energy – rising dramatically, yet annualised wage growth sitting at just 4.2 per

Challenges facing employers in 2022

By |2022-02-24T11:57:00+00:00February 24th, 2022|Employee Contracts, Employment Law and Regulation|

New research has found that almost one in three workers say they feel unvalued at work despite the fact that staff retention is one of the biggest challenges facing employers in 2022. Lack of recognition at work is causing many employees to consider handing in their notice, according to new research by Adler. The findings come as

Hybrid Working, SSP Rebate, Vaccines

By |2022-01-30T21:56:14+00:00January 26th, 2022|Employment Law and Regulation|

Guidance urging people to work from home wherever possible in Scotland is to be relaxed in favour of a "hybrid" system of office and remote working Employers have been asked to phase workers back into spending some time in the office from Monday 31 January. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the move was possible

SPP Rebate Scheme & Right To Work Checks

By |2022-01-20T14:33:38+00:00January 20th, 2022|Employment Law and Regulation|

Return of the SSP rebate scheme for Covid related absences Regulations have now been laid before parliament formally reinstating the SSP rebate scheme that came to an end on 30th September 2021. The rebate scheme allows businesses with less than 250 staff to recover up to 2 weeks of SSP paid out for absence due

Flexible Working & Right to Work Update

By |2022-02-07T15:10:16+00:00June 29th, 2021|Employee Contracts, Employment Law and Regulation|

Flexible Working Flexible working requests are not new in the workplace. They have, however, been thrown into the limelight following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. For both employers and employees alike, the switch to homeworking as a business continuity measure during the pandemic has revealed that in certain cases, working from home and

EU Settlement Scheme Deadline Dates

By |2022-02-07T14:38:11+00:00May 27th, 2021|Employee Contracts, Employment Law and Regulation|

An explanation of the UK Government's EU Settlement Scheme You will be aware that the new points-based immigration system came into force in the UK on 1 January 2021. The extended deadline for EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) applications for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens who were in the UK before 11pm on 31 December is 30 June

Adopting a Flexible Working Approach

By |2022-02-07T15:01:03+00:00March 12th, 2021|Employee Wellbeing, Employment Law and Regulation|

The Great Home Working Experiment It’s been described as a lightbulb moment where managers suddenly realised that jobs can be done flexibly, a turning point for equality at work. But has this really been the case? Normally we’d implement home or flexible working in a strategic and organised way rather than sending everyone home

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