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Can my Employer Fire Me?
Can my Employer Fire Me?
Under what circumstances could you employer could fire you? What are your legal rights? What you can do if you think you have been unfairly treated? All is explained…...
Control of Vibration at Work Regulations
Control of Vibration at Work Regulations
The vibration of equipment at work can cause serious health problems. To help avoid such problems, there are certain symptoms to watch out for and advice to take....
Corporate Manslaughter
Corporate Manslaughter
What is corporate manslaughter and why is it so difficult to prove. Proposed changes to the law to address the balance in favour of victims and make prosecutions easier....
Criminal Background Checks: CRB & DBS
Criminal Background Checks: CRB & DBS
All adults who work with children and vulnerable adults (voluntary or employed) must pass a DBS check before doing so. The Disclosure and Barring Service was formed…...
Disability at Work and the Equality Act
Disability at Work and the Equality Act
The employment opportunities for disabled people has changed dramatically over the past few years, with a host of legal changes being introduced to help improve the…...
Disabled Staff
Disabled Staff
The Disability Discrimination Act and the responsibilities of employers to treat disabled people fairly. How employing disabled people is good for business....
Discrimination at Work
Discrimination at Work
A look at the types of workplace discrimination and the laws in place to protect staff....
Eligibility To Work In The UK
Eligibility To Work In The UK
Who is eligible to work in the UK and the evidence required to prove eligibility. How to check whether a person is eligible to work in the UK and limitations and…...
Employer's Duty of Care
Employer's Duty of Care
Employers have a duty of care for their employees. This duty involves the use of a risk assessment to identify health and safety risks....
Employing Voluntary Staff
Employing Voluntary Staff
The benefits of taking on volunteers in the workforce. What are your obligations, what you can do for them and vice versa. The implications for training and…...
Employing Your Spouse
Employing Your Spouse
What are the business benefits of employing your spouse and what are the possible negative effects on both your personal and work relationships. Tax benefits from…...
Employment Probation Periods: What You Need to Know
Answers to common questions about your probationary period. What if you are sick? Do you have to give full notice if you want to leave? Can your employer dismiss you?…...
Employment Tribunals
Employment Tribunals
The role of an employment tribunal and the process of instigating a claim if you are unable to resolve a dispute with your employer. Your entitlements if you win your…...
Equal Opportunities at Work
Equal Opportunities at Work
Equal opportunities within the workforce. What constitutes discrimination and how we should embrace the concept of managing diversity in the workplace....
European Health and Safety Laws
European Health and Safety Laws
The EU takes a keen interest in health and safety, and promotes not just health and safety law but also best practice and training across Europe....
Guide to Your Rights When Working Alone
Guide to Your Rights When Working Alone
A complete guide to the law on lone working, incorporating specific reader questions and including details of an employer's responsibilities....
Help for Young Parents
Help for Young Parents
How employers need to consider the ways in which they can help their staff in coping with their jobs combined with bringing up a young family....
Helpful Organisations
Helpful Organisations
Here is a list of useful organisations which will enable you to find out more detailed information about a particular subject or issue....
Holiday Pay & Overtime: The Changes
Traditionally holiday entitlement was calculated on base salary; a recent judgement may mean that overtime will now be included in that calculation. Here's how it…...
How Safety Law Reforms May Affect Workers
How Safety Law Reforms May Affect Workers
Lord Young's review of health and safety at work makes a long list of recommendations. The government has committed to put these into practice....
Joining a Trade Union
Joining a Trade Union
Outlining your rights to join and to choose not to join a trade union. What obligations your employer is required to follow by law and what rights you, as an employee,…...
Leaving a Job
Leaving a Job
How to leave your job the right way and the benefits of leaving your job on good terms. How you may need to contact your previous employer again at some stage and why…...
Maternity and Paternity
Maternity and Paternity
Terms and conditions surrounding maternity and paternity leave. Your entitlements and the procedures you should follow....
Part Time Workers: Regulations
Part Time Workers: Regulations
The regulations around part-time working and how part-time workers are entitled to the same benefits and treatment as full-time workers. The benefits of employing…...
Probationary Period
Probationary Period
How probationary periods when working in a new job enable you and the company to assess whether or not you’re right for each other. How reviews will keep you on track…...
Redundancy
Redundancy
The procedures which should be followed if you are facing redundancy. How people are selected for redundancy and the consultation and notice period which should be given....
RSI Forced Me to Change Jobs: Case Study
RSI Forced Me to Change Jobs: Case Study
If you do the same work every day without change or adaptation you may be susceptible to RSI (repetitive strain injury). Pippa suffered so badly from an RSI that she…...
Sexual Harassment: Your Questions Answered
Sexual Harassment: Your Questions Answered
Have you ever felt uncomfortable because a colleague's behaviour is of a sexual nature? Sometimes you might be unsure of how to react or feel your complaint has not…...
The Dangers Of Asbestos At Work
The Dangers Of Asbestos At Work
Exposure to Asbestos is the single biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK, claiming more than 50,000 victims in the last 30 years....
The Rights of Agency Workers
The Rights of Agency Workers
How agency workers are covered by the same kind of employment legislation as staff members and who to complain to if you feel your agency has breached your work…...
Transport and Vehicles Laws at Work
Transport and Vehicles Laws at Work
Driving vehicles at work increases the risk of accidents. Employers must therefore abide by road traffic, and health and safety, law....
Understanding Your Employment Contract
Understanding Your Employment Contract
An introduction to contracts of employment for employees' managers and human resource professionals....
Unfair Dismissal
Unfair Dismissal
What constitutes unfair dismissal. What your employer is obliged to do before dismissing you and what actions you can take if you think you have been dismissed unfairly....
When Your Employer Changes Your Working Hours
When Your Employer Changes Your Working Hours
Can an employer demand you work different hours, days or shifts whenever they choose? What can you do about it? Our guide explains all....
Work of the British Safety Council
Work of the British Safety Council
The British Safety Council is an independent body that provides audit services, training and other benefits for companies concerned about health, safety and the…...
Zero Hours Contracts Explained
Zero Hours Contracts Explained
What are your rights if you have a zero hours contract? Your questions are answered in this straightforward guide....
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