Protecting Young & Vulnerable Workers In The Workplace

Allegations have recently emerged about Oxfam staff working both in the UK and abroad. The charity’s former Head of Safeguarding has disclosed that she was alerted to a number of...


Compensatory Rest Should Not Be Interrupted

A recent decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has clarified employers’ obligations in relation to compensatory rest. The rules about rest breaks and time off work are set out...


Covert Surveillance Of Employees Breached Human Rights

Advances in technology provide an ever increasing number of ways to keep an eye on staff in the modern workplace. Whilst the vast majority of staff can be relied upon...


Tax-Free Childcare Extended To Parents With Children Aged Twelve & Under

The Tax-Free childcare scheme is now available to all eligible families with children under 12. To qualify: You and your partner must both be in work in the UK (those...


New Online Service For Obtaining A Basic Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check

The DBS has launched a new online application form for a basic disclosure certificate which means that from 17th January 2018, the system for obtaining a basic criminal records check...


Equal Pay – Information For Workers

Tesco has been in the news recently as solicitors for some of their female employees have announced that they intend to pursue claims for equal pay against the supermarket. This...


Constructive Unfair Dismissal

When an employee resigns because their employer has behaved unreasonably or because of a situation at work which they cannot tolerate any longer, they may have a claim in the...


Redundancy: Your Rights

What are your rights in a redundancy situation and what sort of procedure should your employer follow? Am I redundant? A redundancy situation can arise where, for example: Your workplace...


Discrimination At Work

Despite the Equality Act 2010 prohibiting workplace discrimination, unfortunately it still goes on. At work you should have the same access and right to: apply for a job, and to...


Sickness – Rights At Work

If you fall ill, you are entitled to take time away from work to recover. There are a number of rules, regulations and contractual considerations covering this area and we...


Winter Weather & Work

Travel disruption can sometimes affect an employee’s ability to get to work on time or on some occasions the employee may not get to work at all. These situations can...


How To Deal With The Risks Associated With Departing Employees

Employees who leave their employment under a cloud can cause considerable problems for the employer. This occurred recently when an ex-Twitter employee disabled Donald Trump’s account for 11 minutes on...