Mental Health Awareness Week

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Mental Health Awareness Week Mental illness has become a big talking point after the realisation of the scale of the problem and the number of people that it affects. As a result, new methods to help break the stigma surrounding mental health need to be implemented.   Within a workplace environment, it is vital that… Continue reading

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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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Office Environment – Employee’s aren’t satisfied with their work office environment

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Office Environment – Employee’s aren’t satisfied with their work office environment The way we work is changing and as a result of technology, it provides businesses with a more flexible approach to working. No longer are we shackled to the desk, we can roam or work from home.   A survey gathered research from 600… Continue reading

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Voluntary overtime must be included in an employee’s holiday pay

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Voluntary overtime must be included in an employee’s holiday pay The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed payments for purely voluntary overtime must be included in an employee’s holiday pay if they are regular enough to constitute to ‘normal pay’.   A large amount of employers have never included working voluntary overtime in holiday pay. This… 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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