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Jul 14

A Guide to Third Party Harassment

With effect from 1 October 2013, the third party harassment provisions contained in Section 40 of the Equality Act 2010 were repealed. The provisions made employers liable for harassment of their...

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Jul 14

A Guide to Preventing Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Under the Equality Act 2010, which repeals all previous discrimination law and brings together the relevant legislation in one place, it is unlawful to discriminate against a worker on account...

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Jul 14

A Guide to Garden Leave

‘Garden leave’ is the term used to describe the situation in which an employee who has resigned or been dismissed is required to serve out their notice period at home,...

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Apr 14

Varying Employees' Contracts of Employment

If an employer is seeking to make changes to employees' contracts of employment, it is important to remember that where this will necessitate adverse changes to their existing terms of...

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Apr 14

In Brief: Guidance on Preventing Illegal Working

The Government has useful guidance for employers aimed at preventing illegal working in the UK. This explains: the law on illegal working; your role and duty as an employer; the...

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Aug 13

In Brief: Advice on Occupational Asthma

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has a website dedicated to advice on how to reduce occupational asthma. This is aimed at employers and is part of the HSE’s ongoing...

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Feb 13

Staff Handbooks and Contractual Rights

It is not uncommon for employees’ contracts of employment to expressly incorporate the staff handbook, although much of its contents will refer to policy matters rather than having contractual status....

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Feb 13

Rest Breaks – Appropriate Alternative Arrangements

Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR), workers are entitled to an uninterrupted 20-minute rest break if their daily working time exceeds six hours. However, there are exceptions to this...

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Feb 13

Protecting Business Interests

When an employee leaves to go to work for another organisation, their employer may wish to have in place safeguards to protect sensitive information relating to the business, to prevent...

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Feb 13

In Brief: Working at Height Regulations

Falls from height are the single biggest cause of workplace deaths and one of the main causes of serious injury. A place is ‘at height’ if there is a risk...

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Feb 13

In Brief: Assessment of Repetitive Tasks Tool

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common occupational illness in Britain. They include problems such as low back pain, joint injuries and repetitive strain injuries of various sorts, and affect...

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Feb 12

Graduate Recruitment

Most businesses would like to benefit from an influx of talent, enthusiasm and fresh ideas. The challenge is to achieve it at an acceptable cost. One option is to employ a...

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