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GDPR: Your Data, Your Employee Rights

So by now, pretty much everyone who reads the paper, listens to the radio or watches the news will have heard of GDPR, but what actually is it? And what does it mean for you? What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is essentially a new piece of legislation which tells everyone how […]

Employment Tribunals

The role of an employment tribunal is when you are unable to resolve a dispute with your employer. Here we discuss your entitlements if you win your claim and what happens should you lose. What is an Employment Tribunal? Employment tribunals hear cases where a dispute has arisen in the workplace between employee and employer […]

Employer’s Duty of Care

Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health, safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn’t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s a member of staff, there’s a duty of […]

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 The act has been superceded by the Equality Act of 2010 but the principles of both acts are as follows.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 […]

Criminal Background Checks: CRB & DBS

It’s estimated that around 20% of the UK population have some kind of criminal record even if it’s only for a minor misdemeanour. The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) was set up to allow employers in the public, private and voluntary sectors to run a background check on all job applicants to whom they might be […]

Control of Vibration at Work Regulations

If you use any kind of vibrating machinery at work, you should be aware of The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005. The purpose of the regulations is (obviously) to ensure workers don’t suffer ill health from vibration. Much of the regulation covers workplace hand-arm vibration but whole-body vibration effects are also covered. Background […]

Can my Employer Fire Me?

If your employer threatens to fire you, it can be a very worrying time. Often this is can be just a threat with no legal basis. However there are situations in which you can be immediately dismissed (for gross misconduct). Below we will consider the situations in which you can or cannot be dismissed. Working […]