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Managing sickness absences can be problematic at times for employers. Absences should be handled pro-actively, reasonably and fairly.
22nd Nov 2019 by Sarah Dillon in Insight
Employers should understand how vital it is to promote positive mental health, recognise warning signs and support staff experiencing concerns.
15th Oct 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
In an era where people are finding it increasingly tough to switch off and unwind, such a change in pace for society can have a detrimental effect on wellbeing.
12th Sep 2019 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
Employers quite often have to request medical reports when they are dealing with long or short-term absences or an employee who has a disability.
15th Aug 2019 by Sarah Dillon in Legal Updates
On 15th July, the Government commenced consultation on a new package of proposals designed to reduce ill health-related job losses.
25th Jul 2019 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
Last week saw the publication of the Supreme Court's judgment in the long-running Smith v Pimlico Plumbers litigation. Gary Smith had been engaged on a self-employed basis by Pimlico but later sought to challenge his status and claimed that he was a worker...
20th Jun 2018 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
Acas has released two new guides on The 2018 World Cup and Religion or Belief Discrimination...
7th Jun 2018 by in Legal Updates
The Ministry of Justice has published the provisional tribunal statistics for October to December 2017.
9th Mar 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
There has been much hype in the press about last Wednesday’s announcement by the Government that rights for those working in the gig economy will be strengthened and strictly enforced. This sounds like a radical shake-up for the growing gig economy but the announcement, whilst making promises,...
14th Feb 2018 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
This momentous ECJ ruling is expected to bring holiday pay litigation back to the top of the agenda for many employers in the UK. The consequences of this ruling are far-reaching and potentially financially disastrous for some business models. The ECJ has again made it abundantly clear that the...
30th Nov 2017 by Nina Robinson in Legal Updates
An independent review on how employers can better support the mental health of employees, including those with mental health problems or poor well-being, was published last week...
30th Oct 2017 by in Legal Updates
Today is World Mental Health Day and to mark this, Acas have published new guidance on mental health and stress in the workplace...
10th Oct 2017 by in Legal Updates
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