What starts off as an office moan can quickly escalate, with the most serious cases resulting in a discrimination claim.

In this episode of TLT's employment law podcast, we look at three of the "hottest" issues you might face this summer and throughout the rest of the year, including:

  • Air conditioning and dress codes – do office temperatures discriminate against women? Can you force employees to wear a dress code in all weathers?
  • Sickness and absence – how do you raise suspicious absences? How do you manage competing holiday requests? Do religious holidays take precedence? And can you or should you stop employees from working on holiday?
  • Distractions at work – tennis, cricket, cycling, football transfers, Love Island… is it effective to ban distractions outright? We share some cautionary tales and some best practice advice.

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