In Smith v Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, S was employed as an Anaesthetics Nurse. He was also a steward for the Royal College of Nursing. S made a number of protected disclosures, including patient care issues, staff being harassed and bullied, inadequate rest breaks and a lack of equipment and supplies.
15 July 2020
Following the relaxation of lockdown measures for businesses in England on 4 July, Acas has updated its advice on returning to work safely.
14 July 2020
HM Treasury has published 'Policy paper: A Plan for Jobs 2020' which contains a package of measures for the second phase of the Government’s response to support jobs during the Covid 19 pandemic by giving businesses the confidence to retain and hire staff.
13 July 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson first announced phase two and the roadmap out of lockdown on Sunday 10 May. Followed by the release of further guidance and support such as the ‘working safely during coronavirus’ document, which outlined sector specific advice on how organisations and individuals could navigate through this period of uncertainty. But what steps
10 July 2020
A survey of 1,500 people carried out for Bright Horizons, the nursery provider, suggests that many working parents realise that large parts of their jobs can be conducted remotely, according to a report in The Guardian.
9 July 2020
The CIPD and University of Sheffield report ‘Supporting working carers’ examines the ability of working carers to combine caring responsibilities with paid employment. Almost 3.7 million employees are working carers and for about 2.6 million care is additional to full-time paid work, with the majority of carers providing at least 30 hours of care per week.
8 July 2020
The EAT’s decision in Department of Work and Pensions v Boyers is a reminder of how the law applies to objective justification in S.15 of the Equality Act 2010 claims where it is established that an employee was treated unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of his or her disability.
7 July 2020
Claims for direct marital discrimination are rare and the proceedings in this case, Bacon v (1) Advanced Fire Solutions Ltd (2) Ellis were set against a background of a very acrimonious divorce between the Claimant, Mrs Bacon, a director, and her husband Mr Bacon, also a director.
6 July 2020
In past generations, the ultimate goal was to become an employee, with a job for life and families following one another into the same business. The employer would often take a paternal view of their workforce, viewing them more as family than employees, sending them off at the end of their time with their gold watch and final salary pension.
3 July 2020
Citizens Advice is warning of a surge in demand for redundancy advice following an analysis of its recent service activity. Between 8-12 June the charity’s frontline advisers helped 1,200 people with 2,000 redundancy issues, i.e. one person every two minutes.
2 July 2020