The issue of sickness absence is something that we are asked to advise on frequently. One particular issue which can cause difficulties for employers
Here's something for a Friday - my top employment law myths.
I recently blogged about the Tribunal Services Annual Statistics report - Employment Tribunal Statistics.
The Government has begun a consultation "Creating a Modern Workplace", which focuses on new plans for flexible working and parental leave.
I blogged previously on the Government's proposed reforms to employment law - Government Announces Far-reaching Employment Law Reforms - which are aimed at reducing the number of Tribunal claims, making it easier for employers to hire and fire employees without the fear of a Tribunal claim.
In RBS v Ashton the disabled claimant complained that her employer had failed to make reasonable adjustments for her, by failing to extend the time that her sick pay was paid under the employer's sickness absence policy.
The right to request flexible working currently applies to employees who are responsible for the care of a child under 17 (or a disabled child under 18).
As you may well be aware, the right to request flexible working currently applies to employees who are responsible for the care of a child under 17 (or a disabled child under 18).
As 2010 looks like it will end as it began (with significant snow!), it is time look forward to an interesting year to come.
Although details of the awards made by the Tribunal in 20092010 have not yet been published by the Employment Tribunals Office, the Equal Opportunities Review has reported on the results of their annual survey of compensation for unlawful discrimination in 2009.