We know that due to the complex nature of TUPE regulations it can be a challenge for employers to understand their legal obligations. Wirehouse advise our clients when TUPE is applicable and provide legal advice and support to ensure peace of mind that any agreements put in place protect their business interests. The Transfer of […]
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Over the past year, face masks have become part of normal daily life and it was only a matter of time before they became the focus of a workplace dispute. In the first such dispute of this kind to reach an employment tribunal, Kubilius v Kent Foods Ltd, found that a lorry driver was dismissed […]
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s a good opportunity for employers to refresh their knowledge about female employee entitlements and understand how they can support their female personnel; from pregnancy and those on maternity leave, to every day working mums. Female employees are still subject to discrimination, whether direct or indirect, on a daily basis […]
Notes taken at the time of meetings with individuals, telephone calls, visits to premises and so on are referred to as ‘contemporaneous’ notes. They are used so as you can account for your actions during an incident or investigation. They also assist others working in your team to know what actions you took. This will […]
Falls from height are one of the most common causes of accidents and injuries at work. We review a recent HSE prosecution case and provide practical health and safety guidance for employers regarding working on fragile roofs.The HSE recently fined a maintenance company £30,000 and ordered them to pay £8,000 costs after a friend of […]
Generally, an employer shouldn’t be concerned too much with an employees outside of work conduct as everyone is entitled to a private life. But if an employee is charged with or convicted of a criminal offence, is it then a matter for the employer to get involved in? Can the employer discipline or take action […]
In everyday life people fall out, clash from time to time or just simply don’t get along so it’s no wonder that employers often experience this with their employees. Sometimes there doesn’t seem like a solution to the problem; if neither party is to blame as such, there’s no element of bullying etc. then what […]
Before you reopen your business you must ensure your employees, visitors and customers are safe. We review the key steps you need to consider following a closure due to a period of lockdown. Reopen Your Business | Key Steps 1. You will need to review existing risk assessments, carry out new risk assessments and put […]