World Mental Health Day: stress in the workplace now a commonplace occurrence
Carrie-Ann Randall adds to the debate on Endometriosis
Legal employment expert and fellow Endometriosis sufferer, Carrie-Ann Randall at Lawson-West Solicitors, raises the awareness of Endometriosis in the workplace.
The demise of Thomas Cook makes us all fearful about our own employers and their viability
Lawson-West sponsors Women in Business Awards 2019
Set to come into force on 6th April 2020, HMRC have released a raft of updated changes to the Off-Payroll Working rules and, in this article, we explore what these changes are and the affect they will have on businesses.
Employment tribunals can be unpleasant and uncomfortable and usually come at a time when an employee is already upset and worried.
Is it time to change the law when having to work in environments which are too hot?
This week could end up being the hottest July on record and while many workers are on holiday enjoying the sun, there are equally as many working in temperatures which are so hot that it can be detrimental to the individual’s productivity and lead to fatigue and low energy levels.
14 June 2019 Employment Law event - Innovation Centre Market Harborough
Most employers understand that pregnant women have protected employee rights should an employer try to dismiss them whilst pregnant …so why do pregnancy discrimination cases still happen?
Lawson-West’s employment team of lawyers from the firm’s Market Harborough office is co-hosting with The Ink Group a workshop event at the Market Harborough Innovation Centre on 14 June 2019
In a landmark leap forward in equal rights, Swedish car manufacturer, Volvo, has launched a pilot gender-neutral parental leave policy for the entire European, Middle East and Africa sales teams.
Employment Appeal Tribunal sends case back to Employment Tribunal for further hearing. The case between Mr & Mrs Frupp and the Partington Group PLC, argues that the Claimants were paid less than minimum wage for a period of 7 years.
According to Ministry of Justice Figures, there were 6,550 disability discrimination claims at employment tribunals last year. This is a 37% increase on the year before, and represents a growth rate which is eight times faster than the increase in total claims over the same period.
EU-wide rules were recently approved by the European Parliament which, when ratified, will lay down new, EU-wide standards to protect whistleblowers. Recent scandals, such as Cambridge Analytica and the Panama Papers, have highlighted the importance of whistleblowers in helping to fight corruption and exposing unlawful activities that are damaging to public interests and our general welfare.