Coronavirus – sources of information

Coronavirus – sources of information

As you will be aware, there is a considerable volume of out-of-date, inaccurate and unhelpful information available to the public online.  In addition, many employees and employers do not have easy access to guidance from employment lawyers at an affordable cost. We...
Coronavirus: advice for employers

Coronavirus: advice for employers

Dealing with the employment law implications of the coronavirus is difficult – especially if you don’t know what your options are when it comes to your staff. Some employers are are getting it badly wrong. To help you make the best decision for you and...
Increases to the National Minimum Wage 2020

Increases to the National Minimum Wage 2020

Further to the budget announcements , the changes to rates of the  National Minimum Wage (NMW) have been confirmed for April 2020. These are in line with the recommendations that were made by the Low Pay Commission. They are as follows: Current rate  (From April 2020)...
Sexual harassment at work

Sexual harassment at work

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a technical note on Sexual Harassment and Harassment at Work. It claims to be “the authoritative and comprehensive guide to the law and best practice in tackling harassment.” It’s definitely...
A birthday to remember – age discrimination at work

A birthday to remember – age discrimination at work

A legal secretary who claimed she suffered age discrimination when her colleagues asked about her 50th birthday and sent her a card has had her case dismissed by the Employment Tribunal. According to the judgment, Miss H Munro of Salisbury firm Sampson Coward LLP,...
Period-friendly HR policies

Period-friendly HR policies

As research finds women would be more likely to want to work for a company that has a period-friendly policy in place, one UK company aims to empower employees throughout their menstrual cycle. Intimina UK has become the first known company in the UK to introduce HR...