A 24 year old man died at a party hosted by his employer at his home in 2015. The mans widow is now seeking £1 million in compensation for her loss and for the wages her husband would have earned during his lifetime.
From 1st January 2017 negotiations began to determine the rights of French employees to ignore their work phones after the working day. The advent of smartphones mean that staff always have access to their work which in turn makes it harder for them to completely switch off when they are at home.
Generally speaking, bosses do not have a problem with their staff being in relationships – providing their status bares no affect on them carrying out their work.
When the Government decided to change the judicial pension scheme in April 2015, they allowed for a transitional provision which saw judges aged 58 or over, protected from the changes.
With Social Media ever growing, do we know how much of what we publish or have published in the past could be viewed by current employers and prospective employers.
According to the charity Arthritis Research UK, around 600,000 people with arthritis are missing out on the opportunity to work.
Compassionate leave is there to help staff cope with the death of a close relative, deal with arrangements and attend their funeral. It can also be allowed where a close relative is seriously or critically ill.
As from 1st March 2017, the penalty for being caught using your mobile phone whilst you are behind the wheel has doubled. You will now receive a £200 fine and six points on your driving licence.
Many an employee, on a Friday in particular head to a public house where a drink or two maybe consumed over lunch. Recently insurance service provider, Lloyd’s of London, have issued a new policy to staff which prevents them from drinking alcohol at any time between 9am – 5pm on a Monday to Friday.
An NHS associate director was advised in 2011 that her role was at risk of redundancy. She was due to go away on a family holiday that same month so she immediately requested that no decision was made until she returned...
More than 115,000 UK employees of fast-food chain McDonald’s, are being offered fixed hour contracts rather than zero hour contacts, in a move they say is a way to show their investment to their staff.
An employment appeal tribunal has concluded that a trainee solicitor with Asperger’s was unfairly disadvantaged after she was required to complete a multiple- choice psychometric test as part of the recruitment process.
The expectation that men are the breadwinners whilst women stay at home to tend to the children is an old fashioned view which is out of date. A more modern attitude to parenting is sharing the responsibilities where possible which increasingly sees more men staying at home with the children or working part-time and the mothers returning to work full time.
The general election on 8th June 2017 will inevitably result in a change to the political landscape. Now that the major parties have set out their plans for government, it’s worth looking at what they’re offering.