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Gender Discrimination

There are very strict laws in place regarding gender (sex) discrimination as there are with other issues such as discrimination because of race or disability. Gender Discrimination Meaning: Discrimination takes place when someone is treated unfairly in the workplace because of their gender. Discrimination can happen to both men and women. Examples of Gender Discrimination […]

Family Friendly Working

At one time family friendly working was impossible. Starting a family almost invariably meant that one parent’s working life would have to be put on hold. However, a host of relatively new laws coupled with changing attitudes across the business world and the lingering effects of the Covid 19 lockdown are making things much easier […]

Employing Family and Friends

There are several pros and cons when it comes to employing family and friends. There are also some pitfalls to consider when employing members of the same family within your business. Before you actually appoint a member of your family or a close friend, there are some important considerations to make. Firstly, you should only […]

Eligibility To Work In The UK

Some people are automatically entitled to work in the UK. Others may have restrictions on whether they can work, how long they can stay and the type of work they can do. It is important to follow set procedures and to ascertain whether or not a person is eligible to work in the UK before […]

Discrimination at Work

Discrimination at work has been a real problem for some people in the UK, making it difficult for certain groups to get jobs or making their working life miserable. Everyone has the right to be treated equally and fairly when it comes to employment but sadly that’s still not the case in modern Britain. Thankfully […]

Disabled Staff

The Disability Discrimination Act was set up to ensure that disabled people are treated fairly. It can make good business sense to employ disabled staff. The act has been superceded by the Equality Act of 2010 but the principles of both acts are as follows. About Discrimination Employers cannot discriminate against a disabled person when […]

Disability at Work and the Equality Act

Employment opportunities for disabled people have changed dramatically over the past few years, with a host of legal changes being introduced to help improve things. Employers have also started to become far more aware of the need to recruit the best possible candidates, regardless of any disabilities they may suffer from. It’s now widely recognised […]

When Can An Employer Change Your Working Hours? UK Contract Law & Rights

It can be very stressful when your employer changes your working hours. You might be wondering if you have to work more than your contracted hours? Perhaps you are worried about changes to start and finish times, or working days? Our Guide to the law around contracted working hours, and your rights as an employee […]

Probation Periods at Work – UK Law & Employee Rights

If you’ve recently gotten a new job, your contract may specify a probation period. This is an increasingly common feature when starting a new role. The length and scope of your probationary period should be specified in your contract of employment before you begin work. Probation Period Meaning A probation period is a trial period […]

Joining a Trade Union

Regardless of whether all your work colleagues are members or not, you have the right not to join as well as join a trade union. The choice is yours and it is unlawful for an employer or employment agency to treat you any differently whatever you decide. The Right to Join a Trade Union If […]