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How much unused annual leave has to be carried over for sick workers?

United Kingdom - November 21 2019 It is now well understood that if workers are prevented from taking their holiday entitlement because of sickness they must be allowed to take it…

Out of hours…out of mind?

United Kingdom - November 12 2019 The focus on employee wellbeing, mental health and work-related stress is more prominent than ever before. Employers, trade unions and civic…

Relationships in the workplace: what happens when the line between work and personal life becomes blurred?

United Kingdom - November 7 2019 Steve Easterbrook’s recent departure from his Chief Executive role at McDonald’s after admitting he was in a relationship with a subordinate…

Tackling stress in the workplace: Top tips for employers

United Kingdom - November 6 2019 Today marks National Stress Awareness Day, an annual initiative run by the charity Mind, which aims to encourage people to consider how they can…

What are the major political parties’ key employment policies?

United Kingdom - October 29 2019 With the possibility of a general election before the end of the year, it is worth taking a look at the key employment policies coming out of each…

Dismissing employees with less than two years’ service: what are the risks?

United Kingdom - October 15 2019 It is well understood that an employee requires at least two years’ continuous service before obtaining the statutory right not to be unfairly…

National Work Life Week: tips for employers on promoting a healthy work-life balance

United Kingdom - October 10 2019 Achieving the right work-life balance is an aspiration which many workers strive to achieve. However, balancing the demands of a busy working life…

Are vegetarians protected under the Equality Act 2010?

United Kingdom - October 9 2019 An Employment Tribunal was recently asked in Conisbee v Crossley Farms Limited & Others to consider whether vegetarianism was a “philosophical…

GDPR - the danger of relying on consent for the processing of employee data

United Kingdom - October 7 2019 An employer in Greece has been fined €150,000 by the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA), the Greek equivalent of the UK’s Information…

Is it time to equal the score? - pay disparity in elite sport

United Kingdom - October 3 2019 This summer, the FIFA Women’s World Cup achieved unprecedented levels of publicity and became the most-watched female football tournament on TV in…