Tribunal rules that employee was racially discriminated against during drug investigation

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Tribunal rules that employee was racially discriminated against during drug investigation   A Tribunal has ruled that an employer has carried out an inquiry into drug usage in a ‘deeply flawed’ manner after an employer who took caffeine tablets was accused of distributing drugs.   The London tribunal has awarded a trainee emergency call operator… Continue reading

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The Right of the Employer to Choose the Weekly Rest Period

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The Right of the Employer to Choose the Weekly Rest Period Maio Marques de Rosa v Varzim Sol   In Britain under regulation 11 of the Working Time Regulations 1998 a worker is entitled to at least one 24-hour period of uninterrupted time off work every week. The twenty-four hours must be consecutive but can… Continue reading

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Is there a maximum workplace temperature what employees cannot work beyond?

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Is there a maximum workplace temperature what employees cannot work beyond? In one of our latest blog posts, click here to read it, we discussed how companies should adapts dress codes to help staff feel more comfortable and therefore more productive. The next heatwave is due to hit us in mid-July and a question employees… Continue reading

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To dismiss or not to dismiss that is the question!

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To dismiss or not to dismiss that is the question! In terms of conduct, most employers recognise when a disciplinary process is necessary but knowing the correct sanction; up to and including dismissal can often be the tricky part. The expression which Alan Sugar made a household term ‘You’re Fired’ is something that should remain… Continue reading

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ECJ ruling could mean workers keep unused leave

ECJ ruling could mean workers keep unused leave   A decision by European Court of Justice (ECJ) could mean that employees who do not take their full annual leave could have it carried over, providing circumstances beyond their control caused them to miss out on the opportunity of leave.   The case regards an employee… Continue reading

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