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Should He Be Allowed to Work Alone at Night?

Q.My husband works for big water company on shift work where he works nights from 10pm-7am. He is working night shift alone in charge of a water treatment site. Is it illegal to work alone at night? Ms Sarah Crowle, 24 September 2020 A.Establishing safe working conditions for people who are working alone at night […]

Can My Employer Force Me to Change My Shift?

Can an employer force a radical change to your shifts such as a switch from days to night shifts? Our guide will advise on the laws surrounding shift changes, and how to speak with your employer to navigate this delicate situation. Being Asked to Change From Day Shift to Night Shift Reader A.D has been […]

Should Employer Pay for Ongoing Treatment for Injury?

Q.After returning to work after a major injury at work, does my employer have to pay me when I attend physiotherapy twice a week or can they deduct my wages? (G.C, 11 February 2009) A. Legal Right The first point to make is that you have no legal right to attend your physiotherapy appointments and […]

Should the Employee Return to Normal Duties?

Q.Recently one of our employees fell over and struck his head while working as a machinist and was unconscious for a few minutes. An ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital. It was reported under RIDDOR 95 and the appropriate accident report form filled out and signed. The employee has returned to work […]

Injured at Work – Will My Partner Get Full Pay?

Q.My partner works for a wine warehouse and as part of his job he drives the forklift. On Monday he was getting out of the forklift and slipped on the step, fell and dislocated his shoulder. He has been working there 18 years. He will be off work for 3-6 weeks, is there any forms […]

My Employer Has Taken My Chair Away – What is the Law on Chairs in the Worplace?

Q.My work has taken the chairs away from the computer area. This means we have to stand while working on the touch screens all day. They are saying the chairs are luxuries, is there anything I can do? (Ms K. Hastings, 8 October 2020) A. Based solely upon the information you have given here, this […]