Employment law

Rehiring vaccine mandate losses: what should HR know?

Mandatory vaccination for health and social care workers will end early on 15 March Sajid Javid has announced. So what happens to those workers that have already left?

Reasonable adjustments for disabled workers in the age of hybrid working

Our new working environment, with many employees based both at home and in the office, means businesses may well need to take a long hard look at the reasonable adjustments they are making and ensure...

Why discomfort is key to embracing diversity

We recently took a bit of a leap, employing staff who didn’t come from the agency world, or what you might call ‘normal’ recruitment channels.

Workplace monitoring on the rise

More than a quarter of UK workers have said that monitoring and surveillance at work has increased since Covid.

Are compulsory retirement ages discriminatory? 

The issue of age in the workplace, specifically compulsory retirement ages, is a minefield for employers to navigate.

To achieve LGBT+ inclusion, businesses must continue to learn and evolve

LGBT+ History month (February) provides the chance to learn about the history of the movement, express solidarity with those still without rights around the world, reflect on the progress that’s been...

Menopause in the workplace: liability risks for employers 

The treatment of women experiencing menopause in the workplace is coming under increased public scrutiny, having been central to several employment tribunal cases and the subject of an inquiry by the...

Fawcett Society outlines how to prevent workplace sexual harassment

Women's rights charity the Fawcett Society has set out five pillars to change organisational culture to help prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Living with Covid and the end of isolation: employers risk excluding vulnerable

As all remaining Covid restrictions will be lifted in England from Thursday 24 February, how will employers keep vulnerable staff safe?

Shared parental leave inequalities lead to unpopularity in UK

Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal, has been celebrated for taking up shared parental leave after the birth of his second child.

Discrimination first aid: an effective tool at HR’s disposal?

A new discrimination first aid course has been launched to give employees the skills to face up to discrimination in the workplace. But will it become a standard in UK workplaces?

Introducing six-week miscarriage leave

Rather than rely on standard sick leave, buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has introduced a policy entitling those who have suffered a miscarriage to up to six weeks of paid annual leave.

Employment law