About Andrew Rayment
Andrew is a partner in the Employment and Human Resources department at law firm Walker Morris LLP. Andrew's practice covers all areas of employment law with a particular expertise in dealing with TUPE, collective consultation, insolvency scenarios and dispute resolution (including restrictive covenants). His experience includes dealing with employment issues across all sectors, thereby allowing Andrew to bring practical experience from one sector to another.
Over recent decades, the role of line management has largely changed due to the shift from manufacturing to services – with this change leaves the term line manager now somewhat outdated. While this phrase conjures up images of the production line, reporting lines and ‘tow-the-line’, businesses today are moving away from this kind of hierarchal structure towards more collaborative working, and focusing instead on creating a networked organisation that prioritises relationships, teams, groups and communities rather than reporting lines.
Article by Andrew Rayment 10 November 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sense of widespread uncertainty for businesses, with many forced to shut down overnight when the government announced lockdown.
This period compelled employers to reflect on the way their business operates and consider what they expect from their employees – and what employees have come to expect from them. Although many businesses will be highly appreciative of the hard work of their team during this difficult time, bonuses and other financial rewards may not be a viable form of recognition in the current climate.
Article by Andrew Rayment 29 October 2020
The promotion of equality and the fight against discrimination is rightly one of the top agenda items with regards to businesses’ approach to their employees, their customers and wider societal impact. It is increasingly necessary for employers to actively encourage equality, and businesses are recognising that workplace diversity can be highly beneficial in making for a more creative, consistent, and productive workforce.
Article by Andrew Rayment 3 September 2020
As the UK begins to introduce measures to ease lockdown, businesses are now considering their ‘exit strategy’ and reflecting on ... View Article
Article by Andrew Rayment 16 June 2020