Acas have issued a timely reminder about its guidance for employers on workplace issues over winter months together with specific advice on travel disruption and bad weather. The former includes top tips on winter colds and flu which can lead to an increase in workers calling in sick.
8 February 2019
UK Visas and Immigration have published an updated checklist explaining the types of documents that are acceptable for checking an employee’s right to work and how long the check is valid for. The Employers' Right to Work Checklist covers the steps required to conduct a physical document check.
7 February 2019
Stonewall has named the top employers for LGBT people in 2019 compiled from the Workplace Equality Index which enables employers to measure, verify and improve their inclusion practice. Organisations that enter the Index submit evidence detailing their LGBT practice across ten areas.
31 January 2019
Fictitious applications were made to nearly 3,200 real jobs, randomly varying applicants’ minority background, but holding their skills, qualifications and work experience constant. On average, 24% of applicants from the majority group (white people of British origin) received a positive response from employers.
30 January 2019
The Equalities Office has published a report setting out the results of 2018 research involving 900 organisations shortly after the deadline for employers to publish their first set of Gender Pay Gap (GPG) data. 82% felt they had a good understanding of what the GPG is and how it is calculated.
29 January 2019
However, under S.43B, a worker also has to show that he or she believed that the disclosure was in the public interest. Here, Ibrahim did not have a subjective belief in the public interest element of his disclosure - his concern was only that false rumours had been made about him and he was seeking to protect his personal interest.
28 January 2019
A new CIPD report shows that the number of employees using formal flexible working arrangements has flat-lined since 2010, despite the right to request flexible working being extended to all employees in 2014. The report considers the take up of various types of flexible working
24 January 2019
A theatre productions company has entered into a legal agreement with the EHRC to safeguard employees against sexual harassment and ensure that complaints are appropriately dealt with, following an ET’s finding that a member of staff had been sexually harassed.
23 January 2019
The BEIS has published guidance on the legislation coming into force from April 2019 requiring employers to provide payslips to all workers, not just employees, and include additional information that must be shown on a payslip for workers whose pay varies depending on the number of hours they have worked.
22 January 2019
In ASDA Stores Ltd v Raymond, R was employed as a lorry driver. He has Type 2 diabetes. He parked his lorry close to the loading bay of an ASDA store. On leaving his lorry he felt an urgent need to urinate and relieved himself in a discreet part of the yard.
21 January 2019