Can You Put Restrictions on Toilet Breaks at Work?

If you’re concerned that employees may be taking excessive toilet breaks, unfortunately there isn’t much you can do about it. By enforcing any sort of rules or policies on toilet breaks, you could be putting yourself at risk of discrimination claims and grievances. First, let’s establish what is meant by excessive toilet trips. The average […]

How To Battle Those January Blues At Work

January blues; the feeling that dawns on you, usually around the 2nd of the month, when Christmas is another 360 or so days away, nothing in your wardrobe fits thanks to that extra serving of Turkey and festive chocolate snacks, it’s always dark and cold outside and you have to make that last £100 in […]

How Do I Handle a Request for Flexible Working?

Sometimes a workers’ circumstances change and to assist this they may need more flexibility with their job. Every employee, with at least 26 weeks service, has the right to request flexible working which includes working from home or changing their working hours whether this be their pattern of work or numbers of hours they work. […]

Are You Prepared For More Snow?

Every year we brace ourselves for the inevitable arrival of snow and this year is no different. Temperatures have already dropped below freezing and we haven’t even hit winter yet, not to mention the massive amount of snowfall we had just a week ago. Snow and ice are a major health and safety hazard, and […]

Six Tips For Inducting New Employees

Employee inductions are valuable and should not be taken lightly or considered unnecessary. The amount of effort and time that you dedicate to inducting a new member of staff can pay off with higher morale and productivity, fewer mistakes, and an increased probability of them staying with the company. Consequently, these higher retention rates could decrease […]

How To Throw The Best Work Christmas Party Ever!

The work Christmas party has a reputation for being a wild night of drunken arguments, embarrassing dance numbers and regrettable photocopier incidents. But it should also be the one time of year that you treat your employees to a fun and festive evening of food, music and entertainment to show them your appreciation for the […]

‘Landmark ruling’ against Uber regarding the rights of drivers’

Following the ruling, back in October 2016, which saw Uber drivers, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam, win their employment tribunal case against the US app regarding their employment status being incorrectly listed as self-employed rather than worker, Uber launched an appeal.

Four Ways To Maintain the Wellbeing of Your Staff

Mental health and work-related stress have been major talking points over the past few weeks as it was revealed that 300,000 people with long term mental health problems lose their job every year. These finding were based on a report called Thrive at Work, which reviews mental health and how it affects workers. As a […]

How to Handle a Sexual Harassment Claim

Over the past three or four weeks, the news has been filled with stories and allegations against shamed producer and executive, Harvey Weinstein, after it was revealed that he has a long history of sexual harassment towards Hollywood actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o and many more. This resulted in an eruption of discussion, […]