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  1. A recent case sheds some light on actions an employer could take, where an employee claims health and safety risks and is refusing to work. The first important point to mention is that the employee could only claim automatic unfair dismissal if he did not have the required length of service to bring an ordinary […]

  2. In 2015, the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group (MAPPG) and the Mindfulness Initiative released the “Mindful Nation UK” report. This was the first time the Government openly took an interest in the phenomenon that is mindfulness. A key recommendation was that “The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) should demonstrate leadership in working with employers […]

  3. This article is aimed at Operators of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) but may also be informative to other sectors, the aim of the article is to provide guidance on what a Tyre Management Plan is, addressing the benefits of having an effective plan in place along with the duties and checks of those responsible for […]

  4. Employers supporting staff with their mental health and safety issues at work are more likely to have a positive culture within their organisation. Research carried out by the Charity MIND found that “60% of employees would recommend their organisation as a good place to work if their employer took action to support mental wellbeing”. Now […]

  5. Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 serves a timely reminder about mental health at work which is becoming all-too common as we navigate our way out of the Covid-19 pandemic. We still live in an age where people can be uncomfortable talking about how they feel, especially if they are suffering from low mood, or depression. […]

  6. The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up many workplace conflict scenarios where the parameters of what it is permissible for an employer to do are blurred, due in no small part to there being no relevant case law providing guidance. However, Employment Tribunal cases arising from Covid-19 related dismissals last year are now coming through to […]

  7. Over 200 people are killed each year in accidents at work and over one million people are injured. Over two million suffer illnesses caused by, or made worse by, their work. So, preventing accidents and ill health caused by work should be a key priority. As the owner or manager of a business you know […]

  8. In order to ensure that employees are safely protected at work, organisations have a legal duty to carry out Risk Assessments to identify workplace hazards that may cause foreseeable harm or damage and to put control measures in place to manage the risks.When Risk Assessments have been completed, they need to be kept up-to-date to […]