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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 starting a family almost invariably meant that a woman’s working life would have to be put on hold, while fathers were left to muddle through the best they could. However, a host of relatively new laws coupled with changing attitudes across the business world are making things much easier for working mums […]

Employing Family and Friends

There are several pros and cons when it comes to employing family and friends. Before you actually appoint a member of your family or a close friend, there are some important considerations to make. Firstly, you should only consider them if they really want the job. They will only gain respect from other staff members […]

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 The act has been superceded by the Equality Act of 2010 but the principles of both acts are as follows.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 Your Employer Changes Your Working Hours

It can be very concerning when your employer changes your working hours. This might be a change to your start or finish times, the days you are expected to work, or an increase or decrease to working hours. For many people, working shifts between 9 to 5 is just not a reality. Clearly, businesses need […]

Employment Probation Periods: What You Need to Know

A probation period is a trial period of employment. The employee is employed subject to satisfactory completion of this trial period. Why have a probationary period? Employers will often carry out an application and interview process. However you can’t always tell from an interview how an employee will do in a job in practice, or […]

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 […]